Holy shit I’m back.
I lost myself there for a minute.
For a minute I mean, 2, almost 3 weeks!
For everyone following my story, you know that I had been working at the local coffee shop to do the hard work myself, to get out of debt. Debts that I had created from beliefs that I would never lower myself to a 9-5 / beliefs that magically money would come to me. I had been lost, not able to make choices, so was surviving by using my credit card for everything I needed and wanted.
The coffee shop was my only way of making the money I needed to keep moving forward, it was my structure and it was my ground. I had grown from rejecting the idea of ever having a coffee shop job, to embracing it and was about to order myself a hoodie that says BARISTA. I was proud. I grew to enjoy small talk and connecting even on the surface level with people. As a newly ex vegan, I surprisingly loved steaming milk!
Without going into great detail, I’ll just say that I had, had enough.
I let go of my intention to work there for the rest of the year, but when I quit, it also felt like I quit on myself.
I started to doubt My Mythic Life and it’s direction.
Without my reference point, I began to spiral off track. I was sick with a bad cold so my head got foggy. I was feeling depressed and was trying to come up with a plan to get off this island, run away, classic. Negative emotions and beliefs were sticking to me and growing bigger and bigger. I wasn’t myself. I was getting hooked in by a distraction. It was trying to pull me off my path, it was an illusion but I was fixated on it.
Everything is as it should be.
During this time, I got my tax return! It was more than 2 weeks of pay at the coffee shop!
I put my every 2 week payment against my credit card!
Tourist season is starting to pick up here on Haida Gwaii so there are more and more house cleaning jobs coming up. I set my rate and off I went! I’m loving it! Word is starting to spread that I’m a spectacular cleaner (it’s true!) and opportunities are popping up like crazy. I get to make my own schedule, don’t have a boss and get to give people the gift of CLEAN while I listen to podcasts to learn or ceremony music to take me into my own deep cleaning!
I was back in work mode!
But still in the funk, wondering if I should give up on My Mythic Life dreams...
When I got a message from someone with a vital skill, wanting to help me (for free!) - I almost bailed on our call!
The same day I was gifted a horse riding saddle.
The Universe was screaming “GET BACK ON YOUR HORSE, PHOEBE!”
The greatest power is sticking to my commitments, no matter what!
I wiped the saddle down, placed it on top of my stool and accepted the incoming video call.
I went from grey to a rainbow hummingbird in this 3 hour meeting.
My people are showing up.
He’s going to help me so I’m able to generate income through my blog!
I hopped out of bed the next day, bursting with inspiration, I did a 6 hour cleaning job and returned bottles to the depot for that extra bit of cash, I also find it extremely satisfying, makes me happy for some reason!
It’s tempting to accept these crazy offers from people wanting to send me money to get me out of debt, but this is part of my journey. I’m learning so much from this!
As a way to bring in some cash, and to offer something to the people who are here with me at the start of this mythic journey (well some of you have already been here 8 years!!!)
I’m going to be releasing a t-shirt!!!!
It’s going to be simple but it’s going to be important to get things moving here!
I know the support will be through the clouds!!
Today I found a friend who is going to bring my logo vision for My Mythic Life, to life, (for free!) - I’m sending him my ideas tonight, I can’t wait to see it!
As for my month of being money smart:
I am still buying the NO NAME food.
I take my own basket, shopping, no waste, NO NICKLE.
I get whatever is in the fridge when guests check out of spots I’m cleaning, score!
I bought a pair of jeans and a $5 bag of clothing from the THRIFT STORE.
I got my protein powder on a GIFT visa.
My friend TREATED us to sushi.
I used the BOTTLE DEPOT cash for gas.
I’m making coffee AT HOME.
I have saved enough money that I am able to put $500 against my card right now so I can go into May owing less than 3k.
My credit card is down to $2,995.05!!!!
I don’t plan to cut up my credit card like I see online from the #byedebt community.
I’ve engrained new spending habits, with new understanding for treating myself. I’ve gained a new grounded understanding about money.
Oh yeah baby, I am powerful!
I’ve now learned from my spontaneous trip (which turned into a 4 month long journey) to South East Asia.
I’m not going to jump on a plane tomorrow, just because I have a credit card and “can.”
Once I’m not owing, It’s going to be so cool to purchase something with money that is now rightfully mine to use!
I’m sure the hype will quickly wear off but dang, what a ride!
Thanks for reading and check back on Saturday for my new How To Live A Mythic Life video on believing it exists and perseverance - “Keep Looking!”
Love, Phoebe Dykstra
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