Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not;
And often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have written a bit about how my financial situation has changed in the past year and how I am coping. Today I took some steps to shore things up. I cancelled some credit cards I have had for eons. I cancelled my American Express card. This card has turned out to be one of my worst companions. I could not leave home without it. (hee hee) I used it a lot at the $300.00 store, Costco. I cancelled several others. I now have one department store, 2 gas cards, 1 Visa Card, and a Care Car Card that I get 90 days same as cash for my car servicing. I think this will help me keep my spending in check with my income. I'm also glad that I did this before I got in trouble. I've been there before and I have no desire to go there again.
Today I am grateful for:
God, my higher power.
My Sobriety.
Dolly, my Schnauzer.
My sponsor.
Not having a panic attack as I cut up my cards.
Not having an anxiety attack as I called the creditors and cancelled my cards.
The faith that I will survive without plastic.
My upcoming visit with Rosalie, my sister. Yay.
Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Pam said...

Zane, I'm so glad you are posting everyday!!
GOOD for you on the credit cards!!

Scott W said...

The average American has over ten grand in credit card debt. I am glad to not be average (in that sense). On the other hand I am a garden variety drunk. So there.

Bill said...

Does that mean that Scott used to pass out in people's gardens?

Good discipline with the credit cards, mister!