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    Hello

    Single Mama taking back her life, one simple moment at a time! That is my goal anyway.

    I am divorced and trying to still unravel this crazy web that was woven. I still have some debt to deal with and my goal is to save a certain amount of money, in retirement, by the time I am 50, which gives me 7 years to make it happen. I literally walked away from everything we had together, took about $15,000 in assets and mine and my son's personal items, a small retirement, my vehicle, 2 cats and my freedom. I am actively reducing my expenses while living a more fulfilling life. I am very interested in minimalism, or at least, living with a lot less. Already seem to be on that path.

    Looking foward to seeing what these forums and y'all have to offer. Thanks!

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    Welcome, Txbeauty! That sounds like a challenging transition and I wish you well in achieving your goals. I look forward to talking with you on the Forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Txbeauty View Post
    Single Mama taking back her life, one simple moment at a time! That is my goal anyway.

    I am divorced and trying to still unravel this crazy web that was woven. I still have some debt to deal with and my goal is to save a certain amount of money, in retirement, by the time I am 50, which gives me 7 years to make it happen. I literally walked away from everything we had together, took about $15,000 in assets and mine and my son's personal items, a small retirement, my vehicle, 2 cats and my freedom. I am actively reducing my expenses while living a more fulfilling life. I am very interested in minimalism, or at least, living with a lot less. Already seem to be on that path.

    Looking foward to seeing what these forums and y'all have to offer. Thanks!
    Welcome! Glad to have you here. Please feel free to go wild and participate as much as you like here.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Welcome to this site! I'm looking forward to your posts. My experience through my divorce is that I'm not sitting on the piles of $$ that many of my non-divorced friends have. But I certainly am living a better life. That money doesn't make up for unhappiness (or, worse, abuse or other issues). I wish you the best moving forward. You do seem to have the motivation to make it happen.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Welcome! Are you sure you haven't been here before? Your intro seems very much like someone from TX with one son, who use to post here before and when she was going through the divorce stage. Oh wait, I think she had 2 dogs not 2 cats. I wish she would check in I think you two would really connect. Congrats on realizing you needed to make changes to empower yourself. I think you'll have a lot to contribute here.
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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    Welcome! Don't get overwhelmed with implementing too many things to work on in your transistion, but tackle something each day as you can. The main thing is, you have started and that's a big step!
    "Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in the midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free." Leonard Cohen

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    Congrats on your new life! I did something similar at our age and was never sorry. Happiness is more important then $. Welcome)

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