Friday, December 30, 2011

Are You Talking To Me?

" You cannot save $10,000 until you have $1,000. You cannot save $1,000 until you save $100. You cannot save $100 until you save $10. Getting from where you are now to where you want to be requires that you do something differently. Do you have the guts to change?" - Gail Vaz - Oxlade

I was flipping through Debt Free Forever to find the answer to a question posed by Sam. In just reading a couple of paragraphs, I was amazed at the amount of inspiration I was getting by reading just a wee little bit. I always hear her voice in my head when I'm reading something she has written, so that part didn't surprise me.

What did surprise me was that it felt like an epiphany. Gail was reaching through the internet, via Sam's question, that made me grab her book so she could speak directly to me.

And I hear you loud and clear, Gail!

In two days time, I will begin a new chapter of my Life Journey, that starts with some of my most ambitious savings and financials goals of my life. (See page entitled 2012 financial Goals.) To truly focus on putting together all the skills I have acquired in the past couple of years, and to focus on attaining my goals. To have some money to retire on one day. To have some money to give my kids when they venture off to college. To find some balance in my life, financial and otherwise.

Here's to the first $1 of the first $10 of the first $100 of the second $1,000 of my first $10,000. Here's to taking control of my money and my life.


  1. Yay! Love those light bulb moments!

  2. The journey of a million miles starts with one step. Rock on!

  3. Woo hoo! You can do it!

    I always hear Gail's voice while I am reading...her book was a lightbulb moment for me too.

  4. That IS an excellent quote, and yes, I hear Gail's voice all of the time too! Well she does have a unique voice and delivers her message along with a slap across the head - THWACK! Here's to Gail and here's to those ah ha moments - they can be a life changer!!

  5. After a year of significant imbalances, I'm eager to join in your quest for BALANCE in 2012!


  6. I too will be starting an agressive savings program in 2012. The best time to plant an oak tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now.