Oh, guys. I am so tired. So tired as I draft this post. You are probably wondering where I am with my 2019 wish list that I set for myself. It is going, and that is really all that I can say about it at this point.
I did learn, however, that in order to get Scuba Certified, I need to be able to swim laps in the pool. Any style. Breast stroke. Front stroke, back stroke, whatever it may be. I haven’t taken swimming classes in years. Mind you, the only reason you need to know all of this is in case your equipment fails. You need to be able to get out of the water. Now, it’s not that I can’t swim. Only, the last time I swam, I was in grade school. It was at summer camp, at Winding Trails. I got to level 4/7 in swimming lessons. Swimming can be so tiring for me. And I am not a fan of it. I would regularly come in with an excuse as to why I could not take swimming lessons during that session. Anything from a sprained ankle to period cramps. And now, I need to go back to the pool and brush up on my strokes so that I am strong enough to get certified. And the only reason that I even want to get certified is so that I can go shark cage diving.
However, Bae and I have booked a trip to Niagara Falls. And while up there, I will pay a visit to the CN Tower in Toronto and do the Edge Walk; something that I have wanted to do for years (forget the fact that I am terrified of heights). Nevertheless, I do not let fear control me. I have done so many things in spite of fear. Fear sparks something inside me. Fear helps me feel alive. I did the ropes course at Jordan’s Furniture. I cuddled up with a tiger. I went hang gliding. Okay, so that last one, a little bit scary, but exciting and exhilarating at the same time. And an experience that I would totally have again. See, the difference between me and so many other people is that I do not let fear stop me, I do not let fear control me. I feel the fear and do it anyways.
And so far, I am also attempting Dave Ramsey’s snowball debt method. I hate swimming in debt. And I will be the first to admit that I have made some bad money choices over the years. Still, I don’t want to be hanging on to student loans. That being said, I made a commitment to myself to pay at least $50.00 a month towards my student loans. That will put a big chunk into it. $50.00 a month, by the end of the year, that is $600.00 and I have no doubt that I will certainly start seeing the difference. I also learned that I am paying about $330 a month in loans, between my car and university. I want to control my debt, not the other way around. It is very important to not let your debt control you. I would rather have that $330.00 in my pocket as opposed to passing it to the United States government.
Overall, things are off to a bit of a slow start. But I blame this winter season. I’ll keep you posted on all future happenings, adventures and more.