IWIWIW – What Are You Doing at 2am?

If you have no idea what this is all about, you can either refer back to this post, or I could just tell you that “IWIWIW” stands for “I Wish I Wrote It Wednesday” and I’m pretty sure you can figure it out.

I Wish I Wrote:

BUDGET NIGHTMARES: WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT 2AM?
By Average Joe of The Free Financial Advisor on December 17, 2012

Why I Wish I Wrote It:

When I first read the post, I immediately retweeted it so that I could easily find it again. Back then I had the idea of IWIWIW brewing in my head and I knew that this post would be one of the first things I’d give my props to.  Why? Because a month later, the comment I left that day still rings 100% true.

AverageJoeComment

I still eat like I do, and sleep like I do, BUT I haven’t been working like I do. I’ve only worked 7 hours at my PT job since Christmas, instead of 15-20 hours a week (no, I didn’t quit; there just hasn’t been shifts). And you know what? I can feel myself changing.  It’s slow… but I’m sort of starting to feel like “me” again.  I haven’t felt like “me” since June!  It’s a great feeling!

Until I look at my bank account.

I’m fortunately not in a desperate situation, but I certainly don’t like the situation I’m in. Something has to change, but change is scary and hard! Sometimes I don’t think I have it in me, but then I think about the woman that called into to the radio show and know that I can either change something, or end up like her – desperate, defensive and in debt.

I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in my life (101 of which are what started this blog), but I always seem to have more excuses then motivation. I’m envious that Average Joe made the changes he did, while in college no less.  Here I am, nearly 30 and I’m still “sleeping at 2 am”.

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