I haven't blogged much recently. I've had technology problems and haven't been able to post photos. I always like to post a photo or two with every post but as it may be a bit longer before I can post photos I just thought I would post anyway as I've been missing writing my thoughts.
I've been reflecting a lot over the last week about this year. It's been a year of incredible change and I'm excited about next year. This time last year I was in a job I hated and would come home every night and cry at the though of going back. Now I'm in a job I love and went to my work Christmas party and socialised with an incredibly nice and genuine people.
This time a year ago we were paying our mortgage off at a normal rate. The last few months we've been making loads of savings in our day to day lives to make over payments to pay our mortgage off early. I worked out if we can make an overpayment every month we can pay off our mortgage in 8 years. I want to do this! The reward of the financial freedom it will bring will be incredible. It means we'll be mortgage free before we're 40. It may be that we're mortgage free in a shoebox (as we affectionately call our home) but it will be 'our' shoebox and we can live there rent free for the rest of our lives. Dh and I are not interested in 'climbing the property ladder'. As much as I'd love to have a 'proper' house, what's the point if all we could afford to do is sit around and look at it because don't have the money to do much else. We enjoy 'living' and for us that involves visiting my sister in Australia, visiting and spending time with friends all over the uk, going antiquing and to vintage and military shows, re enacting and all the things we feel makes life worth living. Having a big house just isn't on the agenda for us.
Next year this blog is going to be more focused on saving money, make do and mend, ww2 re enacting and my love of 1940s life. Hope you can join me, photos or not!