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How I retook control of my life (pandemic edition)

Move beyond the standard pros and cons when making important decisions

Happy 1-1-1 Friday!

This week I’m thinking about the role our values and emotions play when making big decisions.

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I did it. I finally figured out how to see my out-of-state family during a pandemic AND keep everyone safe. I bought a campervan! OK, so this isn’t as wacky (or simple a decision) as it may sound...I’ve wanted one of these for over 20 years. Covid just moved the timeline up :)

It was a heck of a decision to make. These things are expensive! How would I finance it? Would I need to sell my house? Isn’t it ridiculous to make a large purchase with so much economic uncertainty? I’m still building my business, how will I work from the road? I should be contributing more to my retirement, blah blah blah…the fear of financial ruin was strong.

The swirl in my brain was making me anxious and depressed. I was tempted to do what I always do: make the financially...

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