When I was a child the season was to play and learn.
As a young adult the season was to learn and work.
As a mother of 3 beautiful children and wife, my season is to love and provide.
Originally I believed provide meant simply going to work and working as hard and well as I could at my job and bring home a paycheck. Now it's more than that. As most of you know, I lost my job last January and haven't found work yet. I began reassessing what it was I was going to "provide for my family". I learned how to coupon. It has been a huge saving grace. I have learned how to get free tooth paste, tooth brushes, hair cair, body wash and so much more. In fact, this week I got 3 toothpastes and made $4.50!!! How awesome is that.
Then once I obtained a nice size stockpile, I reassessed my situation and figured out where I could buckle down more. To bring in a little food money, I give coupon classes. I make my own laundry soap and dishwasher detergent. I am recycling. And this summer, I have a huge garden planned, started a few seeds last night. This will be a productive summer. And while I need money to pay the bills, I'm learning to live without it more and more. ***NOTE, if one of the 20 applications I have in this week goes thru and gets me a job I would be ecstatic.
Now you ask, well when you get at job you'll go right back to your old ways. That is where I would have to proclaim WRONG!!!! I have a great system for my coupons that I can easily keep up with while working a full-time job and finishing my educations. My garden plans are already in motion and there is no stopping them. I look forward to the SEASON of paying off my debts....all of which I had very good intentions of paying, yet due to circumstances beyond my control, I've failed miserably. Alas, I will rise, and be a better person for it, in preperation for the seasons to come.