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Hi Walstib!

I'm delighted that you are still drifting in the right direction. It is a whole lot better than drifting in the wrong direction. Keep that drift going! And yeah -- it can be really hard to do this. Losing $50k of debt is kind of like losing 50 pounds. It's a grind. And as AJ said, it can take a lot of time and motivation to do it.

You said reality is beating you. Anything we can help with? As a random set of "these are a good idea" suggestions, let me first offer:

- Get a little more sleep. If you are running on empty all the time, everything looks dark.
- Get a little time in nature. This doesn't have to be elaborate -- just take ten minutes, maybe after a meal, and walk outside for a bit. Look at trees, grass, birds, even just concrete sidewalk. The outdoors is kind of amazing in what it can do for you.
- Take some time for gratitude. No matter how dark things are, you can be grateful for the very simplest things in life.
- Get a few quarters. The next time you are near metered parking, feed people's expired meters. Or find some other tiny way to benefit someone else. This is a great way to shift your focus and to expand your consideration of how you can make a difference.

ThyPeace, also, thanks for coming around here. It's awesome.
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