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|11-21-2008, 07:41 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Another happy thread
Well, it finally happened, I managed to fix enough of my wrecked credit to buy a nice 2008 Mazda for myself (not even with a cosigner, all by myself!)! Shiny black and sporty and fun...wait a minute, just who do I think I am now!!!!!
Seriously, I shopped, compared, financed a great new car, just like I always wanted. Everyone says I got a great deal on it, too.
It's so crazy, even though I worked hard to get the car, I feel just like I won it in the lottery or something. So happy and grateful! I just keep saying "Thank You God, thank You! Thank you, NA!
I keep feeling like maybe I don't deserve this. I mean, I've screwed up so much...am I really getting a break, a new life, second chance??? Yup, I think I am!
|11-21-2008, 08:36 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Are you kidding KJ…Congratulations.
You deserved it. Enjoy.
My bankruptcy was completed in September. I got rid of my 1988 bronco II old Betsey and just bought a new car to. Isn’t recovery grand.
I don't know if I was born an addict, but the first time I pick up a mind altering substance an addict was born.
|11-21-2008, 11:31 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
ok...envy strikes! I digress....
Congrats! My old truck is on its last winter....come spring I will be ready for newer vehicle myself. A gift of recovery is I can certainly afford to finance it legally.
Black and sporty! Of course you deserve it. Enjoy!
|11-22-2008, 07:10 AM||#4 (permalink)|
It is what it is!!!
Join Date: Feb 2002
And even more funny will be the excitement and gratitude each month when you make that payment...LOL
congrats to you.
I know more about how to live than I did yesterday, but not as much as I'll know tomorrow. Today, Ill learn something new~JFT, 1/27/06
The difference between a good day and a bad day, is about 2 days~Ann of SR
|11-23-2008, 10:21 AM||#6 (permalink)|
OMG everything's real
Join Date: Sep 2008
Blog Entries: 3
You definitely deserve it KJ! I'm slowly getting out of my money hole too, but not enough for black and sporty yet, lol!
happily addicted to sugar, caffeine and horses
|11-23-2008, 11:06 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York State
Here's a little different twist: As a result of active addiction, I ruined my credit and amassed an enormous debt for which I filed bankruptcy (2nd time). Since I had done it before, I knew how to rebuild my credit pretty fast and bought a new truck. That was 7 years ago. A gift of recovery for me was learning how to save my money. Now, in addition to having excellent credit, I also have more money than I've ever had in my life. It feels great to know I can get what I want today, but it even feels better not to want it.
WTG, KJ!! Enjoy.
"We are never forced into relapse. We are given a choice. Relapse is never an accident." - Basic Text, 5th Ed.
|11-23-2008, 12:05 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Blog Entries: 11
Way to go KJ! That is awesome, I am so happy for you! Now what you need to do is keep it parked in your driveway and call ppl in NA for rides, now that will make tons of friends! HAHAHAHA!!
|11-26-2008, 02:40 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Awesome! I know exactly how you feel. I'm an ex 'freelance automotive parts specialist' so I used to drive a lot of nice cars, but none of them were mine. When I got a decent job in recovery I bought a 2000 Mercedes Benz and put an engine with about 25k miles on it.
Oh yeah... and rims, because I'm ghetto like that
But! I didn't steal it, and none of the money was from drugs.
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