So Over This began in February 2011 as So Over Debt, a blog to chronicle my journey out of financial chaos. You can read Part One and Part Two of my story, as well as how things changed, to get more information about why I originally started the site.
In July 2012, I began to feel frustrated because I had pegged myself as a “financial blogger” when there’s so much more to me than my past money mistakes. I wanted to feel like I could branch out and write about other topics (not that I didn’t already do so, but it seemed weird). So I did some thinking and realized that debt isn’t the only thing I’m over – there are plenty of other things on the list!
What This Site Is
So Over This is the journey of someone who has consistently made mistakes and is now working to correct them. I’m very open about the fact that I’ve messed up repeatedly, not just financially but in other areas of my life as well. When I was still spending like crazy, it was the stories of other people in my shoes that motivated me to do things differently. So I put myself out there in hopes that I can motivate someone else not to do the things I’ve done.
What This Site is NOT
This isn’t the home of a guru. If you’re looking for insight from someone who has never had debt or made a dumb purchase, you’re in the wrong place. I’m not trying to live like a monk and spend a penny a month on groceries – I’m just trying to move beyond a life of debt. This is not a place for me to preach about what you should do or be. If you’re looking for information from someone who has made perfect choices, let me know and I can point you to some other blogs.