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So I begin......

July 12th, 2007 at 03:34 pm

my blog, at last! This will, of course, be short and sweet since I'm taking a few minutes from my job (bad Darla, BAD!!!!)to write a few, brief sentences. I have been lurking in the blog background long enough and decided to boldly go where just about everyone else has already gone before. Yea, I'm not much of an adventurer you could say. Smile

Anyhoo, this week has been a wonderful week for me since I just sold two items on Half.com and made about 43.00 from those two sales. I was very low on funds and worried about how I was going to make it until next Friday and now it's all good. This is the first time I have sold anything online before but it has really motivated me to go through my vast collection of crap and start listing just about everything I own with the exception of my beloved son and cat. I was so excited when I got my first sale. I wish I had done this last year before I went to Half Price books and sold off some books, cds, and dvds to them. I know that I could not have made more than 1.00 or 1.50 for each item and on Half.com I sold one item for 7.50 and another for 35.00. True, the latter was a multiple (4) CD item but the former was a single CD. I would love to kick myself in the butt for all the potential money that I have lost that could have been applied to my debt. ARGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I WANT OUT OF DEBT!!! I'm sick of it! I looked at how much I pay in interest each month on my credit cards and loan and it just made me ill to see how much money I'm wasting. Totally NOT cool. I can't wait until the day that I'm free and clear of all debt and pay cash for everything with a big, FAT savings and retirement account on the side. Then I can say the same thing I said the day I left my ex-husband (which, appropriately enough, was also Martin Luther King day), "Free at last, free at last.....Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!!!"

God Bless!

20 Responses to “So I begin......”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    You can do it!!

  2. Mea Culpa Says:

    Thanks Ima (aka Julie)! I'm working diligently on it....btw, I love your blog, too. Yours is one that I have been "lurking" around. Smile

  3. Nic Says:

    Welcome! And congrats on your sales Smile

  4. moi aussi Says:

    Welcome and good luck!!

  5. scfr Says:

    Welcome and good luck! We will all enjoy watching your progress.

  6. Mea Culpa Says:

    Thank you all for your warm wishes and welcome. I love reading your blogs because they really help encourage and motivate me. I wish you all the best in your frugal journeys as well. Smile

  7. JanH Says:

    Welcome! Looking forward to reading more!

  8. Aleta Says:

    Congratulations on your sales and you'll be in the black before you know it. Sometimes it just takes getting mad enough and it seems you have. Will enjoy hearing from you.

  9. Mea Culpa Says:

    Thanks, Jan! Thanks, Aleta!

    You are right, Aleta. It does take getting mad enough. I'm tired of the whole living paycheck to paycheck thing and I don't swallow the world's view that this is the way it has always been and will always be unless you are super rich. There are so many different things that I want to do with my life (travel, take college courses, etc.) but the one thing I DON'T want to do with my life is live it in debt. Peace out, my frugal friends! Smile

  10. fairy74 Says:

    Good going, looking forward to hearing more!

  11. dtjunkie Says:

    Welcome! Nice to "meet" you.

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    Hello and welcome. I love your name. I knew a girl named Darla growing up and have always liked the old-fashioned sweetness of it.

  13. Carolina Bound Says:

    You whip that debt, girl! You can do it!

  14. Mea Culpa Says:

    To fairy74, dtjunkie, LuckyRobin and Carolina Bound:

    Thank you all for your encouraging words and kind welcome. This is the first place that I have blogged but I'm lovin' it!

    Just an FYI, LuckyRobin, on my name. My father named me after the girl on Little Rascals aka Our Gang. You may have seen it growing up.

    Best wishes to you all and have a great weekend!

  15. Broken Arrow Says:

    Why are you sorry? Big Grin

    Welcome to the blogs. Hope you enjoy your stay.

  16. Mea Culpa Says:

    Well, I was going for, or at least I thought I was, the english translation of "My fault" from the latin. In short, admitting that I was at fault for my current situation and no one else. I thought it applied and sounded really cool and contrite. Smile

    BTW, LOVE your blog, Broken Arrow. Try to read it everyday. Thanks for the welcome!

  17. fern Says:

    You crack me up!

  18. Mea Culpa Says:

    Thanks, Fern! You could say that I'm an endless source of amusement to all my family and friends albeit unintentionally, of course.. :P

    BTW, I enjoy your blog quite a lot. You write very well and yours is one of the blogs that I enjoy reading so much. Keep up the writing because I look forward to reading it! Smile

  19. cptacek Says:

    I agree about Half Price Books. I took 100 books in there one time and got $25 (!). Most of them were hardbacks that had been read one time!

  20. Mea Culpa Says:

    That's crazy! You should have got at least one dollar for every hardback. I have no idea how they price everything. I wish they would give out their pricing list like GameStop does. Would be a lot more convenient but probably not very profitable for them, I'm guessing. Smile

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