Fond Farewell

Well, I am sad to say that it is time for a fond farewell. I want to thank you all for making this experience such a wonderful learning opportunity! Your comments, suggestions, ideas and support have made this journey to the balanced side of our budget a whole lot easier.
There is still a long way to go before we are in the black but we are making a steady progression. The lessons we have learned are invaluable and it is these lessons that have lead me to make the decision to take a break from blogging. You see, the darndest thing happens when you take learning opportunities to heart; they take hold in all parts of your being.
Once you adopt a responsible way of thinking and behaving, it’s really hard to ignore those thoughts when it comes to other areas of your life. While I love writing for Other Voices, that thing called my conscience has been telling me for some time that there are other things in my life, in our household that require my attention for the next little while.
As with budgeting, sometimes the decisions that feel good aren’t the right ones and you have to go against the grain for long term gain. So here I am, putting down the pen so to speak, to free my hands to pick up some other tools.
My journey is hardly over and I do hope to be back in the future. Who knows, maybe I will be sharing my wisdom as I live a debt free life! Budgeting has become an integral part of our daily life and we are driven to keep going with it. We know that if we are to provide our children with what they need as they grow up and what we need for retirement, we can’t turn back now.
I wish you all the best of luck in your future journeys and your efforts to live financially responsible lives. Isn’t it such a wonderful feeling to know that you have money in your bank account?
I would also like to extend a big thank you to Gail for first providing me with the lessons I needed to learn and for making me a better person, parent and wife. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make writing a part of that journey.
I hope I will see you all soon, but I know my replacement will be fantastic!
Happy Frugal Living!

avatarAuthor Bio ~ Kara (45 Posts)

Kara is a 32 year old mother of two little boys, balancing a career in social work with a crazy family life. After helping others all day she loves nothing more than to play with the kids, curl up with a good book or cook up a storm. Learning to balance a budget and live within her means is Kara’s next great adventure!

3 Responses to “Fond Farewell”

  1. I enjoyed your writing even though I am at a different stage in life, as I think our personalities are similiar. Best wishes in your next adventure in life.

  2. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. I wish you and your family well as you continue on your journey. I have always believed that having money in the bank is a necessity for security and peace of mind, and also that saving for what you need or want is the only way to go. The rewards are worth the struggle or the wait.

  3. avatar Victoria R Says:
    June 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Kara, best wishes. Good on you for prioritizing.

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