Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Checking In

Hell All! Yeah, I know, I have majorly slacked on updating my blog. However, there is a good reason for this. I have been working extra days and long hours at my job. So when home, I’m too tired to do much of anything. Why am I working so hard? I’m trying to become debt free using Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. I began the program in May of last year with 52k worth of debt. I have now completed one year and have 19k of debt left. By the end of this year I hope to be debt free except my house. Why am I so motivated to do this? First of all, I could not stand having as much outstanding debt as I had. It was like carrying around a 52 pound bag of rocks. Now I carry around a 19 pound bag of rocks (-: But it’s getting lighter every month. Also I’m not getting any younger so I must plan for my future, and have the available cash flow to do so. In addition, my 17 year old will graduate from high school next year, and is planning to go off to college. I want to be able to assist her as much as I possibly can. I just pray that the Lord keeps me in good health, and that I have no major setbacks.

How do you like the look of my locks?? I’m still very happy with them. I continue to retighten them myself, but occasionally visit Shannon when I’m able to splurge a little. I was checking out Helga’s blog earlier, and I have to get to Sally’s to get that doughnut hairpiece to create a pretty bun. I’ll post a picture when I do it.

Hope everyone is doing great, I plan to visit more blogs and catch up on what everyone is doing.

Blessings to all my Sisterlock sistas.


  1. Brown ButtahFly said...

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Your locks look beautiful and they have grown so mcuh.

    As for the get out of debt plan, that sounds like something I need to look up.

    Oh yeah and if you don't make it to Sally's you can always use a sock, prefearbly a black one (the color of your hair) and cut the toe part( making a whole) of it and roll it up and you have a donut a free one at that, lol.

    Anyhow take care and take it easy

  2. Anonymous said...

    Your locs are looking fabulous!

    I'm gonna make a run to Sally's myself.

  3. Naturally Sophia said...

    You and your locks look great. Congrats on your progess with your plan.

  4. Jena Evans said...

    Your locs are looking great... Also, congrats on cutting your debt. I applaud your commitment.

    Be blessed~

  5. Goodnapps said...

    Reducing your debt down like that is phenomenal! Congratulations.

    Your locks look wonderful.

  6. muslimahlocs said...

    phenomenal. debt-free (or as close as one can get) is the best way to live.

  7. N'Drea ~ the Storyteller said...

    So glad to hear from you again. Missed you much. Kudos to you for taking steps towards financial freedom and health. Wishing you every success.

    Your locks look great! What growth!

  8. Maryee said...

    Your locks are looking great!!!! Thanks for the updates. Take care!


  9. dreamangel75 said...

    Congrats on your debt management plan! Looks like you have made huge strides with paying down your debt. Your locks are looking good and kudos with doing them yourself. Good job! Take care.

  10. Anonymous said...

    Hopefully I can be following in these footsteps really soon. Now if I could only get a job, I'd be on my way!

  11. cheleski said...

    hey sis! love your locks! did you get the job/?