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“make sure you run to something and not away from”

July 26, 2012

Points of note:

  • I chopped my hair off last night.  Not all of it, but it’s about chin length.  It needs a bit of cleaning up, but i’m pretty happy about it.  I decided to just cut off the ponytail when i realized that, basically, no matter how it turned out i couldn’t dislike it any more than i had grown to dislike my long hair.
  • We are officially certified as foster parents.  We don’t have a placement now, but it’s all set up.  I’m so tired of how dragged-out the process has been that i’m almost not terrified nor excited about it at this point.
  • I was thinking about our money recently, and i realized that once Jamie is working full-time again, we can probably pay off the house in three years.  It’s not exactly a short-term plan, but it’s not long-term either – assuming the best (that is, jobs), that puts us about six years away.  It’s funny, i’ve read so much financial advice, and the wisdom is that paying off your mortgage early is unreasonable because you can make more interest investing your money than you pay interest on your mortgage.  But, as Jamie pointed out, that assumes that the point is to make the most money, whereas the real point is to have the most freedom.  And i am boggled by the freedom that owning our house would give.  We will have to wait and see how feasible this is in the end, but it’s an appealing idea.

Lady Brett

"The Weight Of Lies" - The Avett Brothers
2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2012 7:35 pm

    Congrats on becoming foster parents! That’s awesome

  2. July 27, 2012 8:26 am

    Those are some big bullets! A drastic haircut, becoming foster parents, & being able to pay off your mortgage in such a short amount of time. Congrats on all!

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