Everyone has goals. They may be what you want to be when you grow up. They may be how many kids you want, where you want to live, and there are so many more to chose from.
Goals give you a reason to get up in the morning. Goals are something to work toward, something to look forward to each day.
My goals for a long time have been to just get out of bed and make sure I get through the day. Now that I don't have anyone dying in my life, its time to set some goals for myself. But where to start? What do I want to change about my life? Or maybe we should start with the basics, like making sure my life is organized and I can do what I want.
So first to list the things that are wrong with my life. Getting out of bed is getting easier each day, so that's not a big goal to worry about.
Now while I was dragging myself out of bed, I didn't take care of everything I should have. Like the housework, the car maintenance and the bills. The housework I can get caught up on, gradually. The car is scheduled to go for an oil change and fluid check next week.
The bills are another matter. For the past 8 months or so, I've only paid the bills in order to keep things from being shut off. Mind you I paid the rent and the car / insurance payments, but everything else got put off. So now I need to buckle down and get those things caught up. Sigh.
How did I get myself in this situation? Depression. So as I dig myself out of depression, I have to dig myself out of debt. One step at a time. Or in this case, one payday at a time.
And while I am digging out, I will take the time to figure out what other goals I need in my life. Some have to be fun ones, while some may involve making big changes in my life. But for now, I will get myself out of bed and dug out of debt.