Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Aggressive Adventure 3/10/09

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Lord Aston
So I fought, am fighting, will fight.

The Godzilla of debt is not dead but it has been seriously wounded.

I began the day staring at a mighty pile of facts, figures, invoices, letters, credit cards, names and phone numbers. My macho man desire was to go charging into the army of creditors, with my saber slashing right and left, up and down, to see how many of the barbarians I could slay before I was finally cut down.

But instead I decided on the surgical strike method. I let my intuition wander over the pile of information and chose to make a few carefully placed phone calls. It took about 3 hours talking to people all over the country (who are very glad to still have a job, and thus were being friendly), but everything is now under control,or will be by the end of the month.

I learned that being in debt is a terrible thing, though more and more people are falling into that pit everyday, and will be until the new liberalism finally grabs the reins. But fear and intimidation are worse. When you are in debt you just owe money. But to be frightened you give up ownership to your life. Circumstances that threaten you have to be met and dealt with or there will be no rational behavior. Fear is like a trap, which, once you're caught in it, prevents any movement forward or back. If I'm caught in a tub of boiling water, get me out of it, then we'll talk.

I think it's a question of rights. No one has a right to intimidate you or frighten you, and you have a divine right to do whatever you have to do to prevent them. Period. End of sermon.

I want to thank everyone who left me such encouraging comments and emails. I appreciated every one of them very much and I will respond to each one individually and also get back to reading your journals.

DB - The Vagabond
March on.


Linda's World said...

It's against the law for them to intimidate and frighten people when calling about bills due. They can try it~but it is against the law. I'm glad things are going better for you. It's no fun having that hanging over your head. Snowing here again~I want it to stop. Linda in Washington

Linda S. Socha said...

Fantastic! Great move. I am so glad you are up and about...literally or figuratively...
Look forward to hearing how the blowing winds calm.
Psyche Connections

Indigo said...

Delighted you were able to find some kind of solution hon. Life is too precious, the fight is ALWAYS worth it. (Hugs)Indigo

Gerry said...

I am glad you were able to take some steps that made you feel you were getting control of a tough situation. I do think blogging friends are the best to respond with support when you are down, as that seems to be almost a universal reason for writing them. My support system had gotten so thin that I was almost immediately able to feel better with a wider circle of communicators to respond with strength to a crisis, and in this reciprocal world you learn to respond quickly when a fellow blogger's load becomes almost too heavy to carry alone. In that way, I think bloggers can teach the world something about learning to really support each other through the hardest of times. I have been so gratified that Raymond has found this world, because I do not think he will ever feel as alone again. I am grateful for all the bloggers who have encouaged him to come up to a difficult challenge. I was thinking about you working on a one man show. I have been reading about quite a few who are doing it. I am wondering where you are located. I am sure with your wealth of experience and acting ability a one man show might be within your capacity to do and could be a great motivator to get through this difficult period of your life. Gerry

Selchie said...

I am very glad to read this post and I completely agree, a lot of these people act like they own you bc as you say you owe them 'money.' I was thinking about you today and wondering how you were getting on. Good on you!!)

Beth said...

Beth <-- pumping her fist into the air and saying, "YES!"

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad that things are turning for you. I have done some reading recently, and if you get in another tough month, just send each of your creditors at least $1, because at least then there is proof that you are making payments. Next time a creditor calls, say you are aware, have made a payment, and to please stop calling.

Lori said...

I'm glad you've made a strike. It's always best to be proactive if you can. Take care!