Yesterday, as I was making my way home, I realized that I am no longer dreading getting the mail from the mailbox. I used to think about what kind of letters and bills would be in there and I could feel my blood pressure going up. I would avoid opening some things as long as I could, and unopened pieces of mail would pile up for my “paper monster” attack that happened about once a month.
Now, I have no angst when getting the mail and I open the pieces as soon as I get them. Part of it is because I now have a clear picture of our debt and there are no more surprises that I’m avoiding. The other part is that we have chosen to be accountable and face our obligations, no matter how painful it seems at times. And what is the ultimate result?