My to-do list is so long, I need a list to organize my lists.
Or something like that.
Although, I did get important things done yesterday.
The car is paid off, which leaves Simon in the clear for the mortgage. I booked and paid for the Hoffman course and immediately after that booked a room in Revelstoke for one night following the course so that I could wind down with a hike up to Jade Pass.
And that’s a lot to get done in one evening. All of this is far out of my comfort zone because it all depleted my monetary resources and I had to use my credit card. Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t do debt.
It freaks me out. The idea of owing money – it just doesn’t work for me. I’m quite sure this is the influence of my parents who were savers all their lives – and it worked for them.
So – I’m a saver. I’ve tried stepping out of that and it has never gone well for me. Of course, I am also royally pissed that starting about 15 – 20 years ago, the government started punishing savers and rewarding spenders (going into debt etc.)
In planning for the future, I’d figured on interest on my savings at something at least reasonably normal – say 6 percent or so. Now I’m lucky if I get 1 or 2 percent – less than the rate of inflation. And that’s what I mean by punishing.
In my brain that doesn’t seem right but capitalism has run amok and the wheels of the rich depend on a consumer society that keeps consuming more and more and going into debt – it all makes the wheels turn and it all destroys the planet but, hey – who cares, right?
I may be out of my comfort zone but I am also moving along the right track for me. I am going back home to my stable on Vancouver Island. I am doing this course and I know from past experiences that investing in myself is the best investment I can make.
And I will tick off the items on my list one at a time.
Meanwhile, the day after tomorrow, I am going to be with my Coven women and for a couple of days I am going to leave all this mind-maze behind.
And then I have a ton of hiking to do – and preparations for moving. It will all come together. It always does.