Saving isn't as fun as getting out of debt.
I heard that a gazillion times while I was still in debt and I always thought, what crap! How could actually having money in your savings account, adding up, earning you interest instead of paying it, not be as fun? I really don't know the answer to that. I just now know it isn't as fun.
But it doesn't have to be fun.
The more I thought about it, I realized September was a great month for us financially. We didn't overspend and we saved quite a bit. It wasn't very exciting but it was sustainable and moving in the right direction.
Maybe I'm just now figuring out that the financial part of my life doesn't have to be exciting. I don't have to get pumped about putting money in our savings and Roth IRAs, I just have to do it. On the other hand, I don't even have to feel guilty about spending money either. In fact, I should not feel guilty about spending. Guilt about spending is usually not good.
Being emotionally invested has it's place too, don't get me wrong. It had it's part in eliminating our debt.
I am just not used to this sense of calm with regards to our finances. But I am liking it. I'll take boring. Boring is enjoyable.