so, i've posted a few entries to my new blog... i guess that i should introduce myself to those of you who do not know me!
my name is naomi and i'm a single parent to my precious chihuahua brandy jo.
i decided about 3 or 4 years back that a life of fancy possession was not for me.
i did not enjoy working (in management) for companies that i did not believe in just to make money to buy things that i didn't really need.
i also accumulated a lot of debt during my failed marriage 5 years ago that i sometimes am still in denial about.
i have not touched a credit card since then and have worked towards making better choices.
i started living a frugal lifestyle about 3 years ago.
i was working a minimum wage (and low stress level) job at the time and living on my own, so being frugal was a must.
and i have to say, over the last 3 years, i have never been happier in my life!
i've had more time to grow as a person and enjoy the things in life that people should have every opportunity to do.
i made a big move back in march 2008 to my new city of spokane, washington.
i used my emergency fund to pay for my move, so i have to rebuild my savings big time!
but i don't regret my choice for a second!
i am still living a blissful life and not having to work over 40 hours a week to do so.
i hope to fulfill one of my life-long dreams soon and attend college to get a degree in a career that i believe in.
you can only be happy at a job that you are passionate about.
in this blog you can expect me to write about my own savings experiences, how-tos, diy ideas and leaving a smaller ecological footprint.
i am in no way an expert on money, but i can help share what has worked for me.
i also find that just having a support system in all of this can be a great thing.
i look forward to reading comments on your own tips and tricks as well!
questions are always graciously encouraged as well!