Happy Hingepin Day!

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I’m celebrating today by driving 400 miles across Texas, but no matter… it’s Hingepin Day!

What is Hingepin Day? It’s the day I had that moment. The one Dave Ramsey describes as:

Les Brown, the great motivator, said people change their lives when they say “I’ve had it!” When you have that moment, that’s when you start to change things in your life. Your life swings on moments like that; it’s a hingepin moment. Circle that day on your calendar, because it’s a day that your freedom began. (source)

Well I circled the day in the calendar and set up a reminder, because really, all too often we I focus so much on the difficulties and how far we I have to go, instead of how far we’ve I’ve come. (I’m the worst offender lately.)

So today I celebrate whipping myself into shape and the $9k+ of debt that has been erased from my life since last May… meaning I am officially HALFWAY THERE!!! Time to break out the party hats (or go for a 10 mile run, whatever floats your boat).

I feel stressed, but I no longer feel the burden. The debt no longer crushes my life, my livelihood and my soul. Don’t get me wrong, I am so, SO ready for the remainder to be destroyed, but I can breathe now. In the past, a couple hundred dollar medical bill would’ve crushed me, but now it’s manageable. Bills are annoying, but they no longer control me.

And on the fun side, if I want to take a trip to New York or Portland, I do. Hingepin Day is definitely a day to be remembered and celebrated in my personal life. Looking back to where I was then and where I am now, I can’t help but think… Life. Is. Good.

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