Monday, May 30, 2016

Life After Bankruptcy - 8 Years Out

Hello everyone. Happy Memorial Day!

I've been gone for a while. I've been enjoying the post-bankruptcy life for the last few years. The topic used to consume me, but I'm happy to report that there are now days that go by in which I don't even think about it. I'm sincerely grateful for that, but I don't ever want to forget the lessons I learned from it, which is why I'm resurrecting this bankruptcy blog.

It also makes me a little nervous that I'm coming up on the 8-year mark. That is, it will soon be 8 years since I filed my bankruptcy petition. That means I could file again if I needed to, but I'm not going there! It's just weird to think about.

There were many people who helped me through my personal bankruptcy — most of them strangers on the internet — and I want to pay that forward if I can. In addition to talking about the ins and outs of bankruptcy, I want to concentrate on giving small advice to get you through the day, whether you're thinking about filing for bankruptcy or are already in the middle of one. BK is hard. But, please know that things get better if you let them.

My Life After Bankruptcy

So far, so good. I wish I could say I was completely debt free now, but that would be a lie. The good news is that soon after you are discharged from a BK, you start to get credit opportunities again. However, that can also be bad news. Being in debt sucks, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. I'm not that much in debt, but it still bothers me. I'm working to pay it off as soon as possible.

Anyway, I'll be talking about life since bankruptcy a lot more going forward. I just wanted to touch base. If you have any questions, concerns or just thoughts, drop me a comment. I may not have the answer, but I offer you an ear.

Until next time,

Good luck on your Fresh Start,