Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and The American Dream

First of all, Happy New Year. I am optimistic about it. As everyone always is. Which is why I usually avoid the whole topic of a new year and avoid all the clich├ęs.

I have plenty to be thankful for and optimistic about.

My job is going well. It's not where I want to be, and I definitely don't want to make it a career. Sadly, that's the direction it's headed. However, with the recent raise I can push back my flighty feelings for a bit longer.

My business is doing okay. I own an internet business if I've never mentioned it. I've been running it for 10 years. The last time I profited as much as I did from last month was exactly two years ago. It's still not much, but it's a few steps in the right direction and I hope to continue the momentum. Ultimately I want to get back to being self-employed and self-sufficient. Not necessarily from the internet, but I don't mind how it happens.

I filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 2 years and 9 months ago. Since then I've ignored all things credit. I am now getting back on track to rebuild my credit. I've been approved for a secured credit card and already sent them my deposit so now I'm just waiting for the card to arrive. I'm considering seeing what my secured card options are through my bank also.

All of this brings me to The American Dream. It slightly depresses me how all of the above makes me feel GOOD. I am happy, I am proud, I am content by being a responsible, respectable person in society's eyes. And yet, I know not much of that truly matters. Still, it makes me think about the future. What my next options are, where I'm going from here.

It's amazing how my thoughts start floating towards a house, a better car, things that cost money, time, and freedom.

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