Without getting into too much detail I just wanted to let everybody know that I feel that I am making progress in my life. Things are starting to go my way, the little sacrifices that my wife and I have been making over the past couple of years are starting to mature and show fruit-age in the form of lower debt, increased education, stronger faith, better health, career opportunities, etc...
A little update on my sobriety :
I celebrated my 2 year sober date on 6/20/2010 , so I guess now I'm somewhere around 26+ months of continuous sobriety. The past couple of months have been smooth sailing in this regard, the cravings seem to have reduced significantly after around 18 months. I'm looking forward to staying sober today, and for many today's to come.
A little update on our financed :
After years of storm clouds our financial lives are starting to see rays of sunshine. We emerged from a short sale on our property in February of this year, and we finally received paper work stating that the deficiencies that had remained have been worked out. After years of being upside down on the property what a relief it was to finally be moving onto another chapter in our lives. We are continuing to live within our means, to save aggressively, we are maxing out our Roth IRA's this year and hope to continue this habit going forward. The only debt that remains from our previous mess are two car notes which we are continuing to pay. Last month we actually hit a positive net worth of 20k. 3 years ago it was somewhere around a negative 120,000 .
A little update on our career advancements :
My wife recently received a promotion and with it a 10% raise. She is now enjoying her days at work much more than before and is excited about the future possibilities with the company she is with. Personally I was moved to a much more reputable electrical company. So far so good. I'm in my 3rd week with them and am enjoying the work tremendously. Also on Friday I will be starting my second year of schooling in the apprenticeship.
An update on our spirituality:
Perhaps the most important improvement in our lives has been our spirituality. Without sounding too preachy I've regained a lot of faith in god as I have personally seen his hand leading us through this journey and into countless blessings. It was really faith in him and his principles that has caused this turn around in my life. Without the help of God none of this would be possible.
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