December 28, 2017, Spring Hill-
I have largely spent yesterday and today catching up on my fellow bloggers’ posts. There are so many, that it took me until a few minutes ago. Of course, that means there are other things going on- the life of my in-law family household, with Turner Classic Movies, a Rottweiler puppy, and the various people coming and going.
The other major thing occupying me is Digital Altitude. I first heard about it, two years ago, at a doTerra Winter Summit. Business training did not interest me at the time, because I looked only at my cash-poor state. A fellow blogger got me interested, though, not long ago, and I have plowed through the first 6 steps of ASPIRE, with two more steps coming tomorrow.
I could move forward further-and before year’s end, but for one thing: The residual effects of bankruptcy. The government released me from restrictions imposed by Chapter 11, in March of this year. The financial world is not so forgiving. The government restricts for seven years. Many lenders restrict for ten years. This keeps me from taking part in special deals offered by D.A.
Setbacks happen. I will not starve, be cast out on the street, become a social pariah, or even cry bitter tears, because of this development. The bankruptcy was due to the dire straits in which my late wife and I found ourselves, in 2010, after the high cost of her medical treatment and the subprime lending crisis found each other, and we made the questionable, but conventional, decision to seek lawful relief.
That’s where my TMI ends. I am still here, recovering financially (and Digital Altitude will be part of this recovery, albeit in SloMo, as will a redoubled effort in do Terra), and I am enjoying an increase in the number of real time and online friends. This year, now almost past, has seen my friendships with women deepen in quality and depth. It has seen my relationship with money become more appreciative, and also deeper. I have learned, anew, that setbacks are times to sit and learn lessons, in place, and without apprehension. I have learned the true benefits of being a valued member of a strong professional team.
2017 has not been the horror show that I nearly expected, at this time last year.