Jan 22, 2008

Oh debt - you're worth it!

People have come to see us at our home in the last week or so. We don’t really have guests often, mostly none at all. We don’t have that many friends here yet and we’re not about holding parties or gatherings just for the sake of having people around.

Like I said in some previous post, most of our credit card debts were for setting up our home. We bought new lounge suite, an expensive lounge rug, flat screen tv, wood furniture, etc. They were bought last year and we’re not finished paying them all off yet!

When people walk into our place, they like what they see and often we hear a “wow” in their words of appreciation. At first I thought it was because of the view from the lounge area because it overlooks the neighboring suburb. I realized that our furniture helps in creating that wow feeling. Our place is not overly designed with furniture. I’m a minimalist and so is J. I’m sure at some point we could improve on some more, like maybe getting a better looking dining furniture or buying a really nice set of china, but that’s not necessary at this point.

Although paying off credit card debts seem to take awhile, the “wow” comments make it all worth it. When we bought our furniture, we only considered our comfort and style. Who knew they’d be pleasing to other people too! :) It's a good feeling that despite having debt, we have something to show for it.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. My partner and i have experienced the same thing. We are trying to get rid of our debt as fast as we can though. Its not a good place to be.