It has been a little while since my last blog. A lot of great things have happened in that little while too. In January 2020 I launched the Pots to Plates food blog. Despite all of the ups and downs of 2020, it has been a huge success. This blog has been an awesome outlet for me. I am very grateful to all of you that check in to see what I have created each week.

The last 6 months have been a whirlwind. We finished our debt payoff to become debt free in October. The holiday season was spectacular because of it! I didn’t have any guilt buying presents. The weight of the debt was gone and Michael and I exchanged presents for the first time in three years. It was amazing! We even bought a new tree. Well, we bought a new tree because Ashes (our cat), the destroyer, destroyed the old one.

In January, we drove to Nashville to meet Dave Ramsey, his team, and do our Debt Free Scream on The Ramsey Show. The whole experience was awesome! We got a chance to explore Ramsey Solutions headquarters. We experienced the deserts at the Baker Street Cafe right there in the building and we met some really great people. Meeting Dave in person was too cool. He is so nice and bright. Standing on the stage was the icing on this cake that has been in the works for 3 years. After we were done doing the debt free scream, we said our goodbyes and headed out the door in search of some good food. As we were walking across the parking lot, I said to Michael, "I don’t remember a single thing I said on that stage". Michael laughed and said, "I was just thinking the exact same thing". We both remembered the part where we shouted, "We’re debt free"!

(The show is linked above in blue. We are at the 1 hour and 42 minute mark!)

After some restaurant searching in the car, we decided to break from the original plan of wings and decided to go to Zolo's Italian Restaurant. After we were seated, we pulled up the Ramsey Show and watched our on-screen debut. I was so nervous to get up there and prayed to God, I could talk evenly and calmly. My prayers were answered. We were not flustered, we didn’t fall off the stage or pass out. All was good!

Back to Zolo’s. Can I just tell you, this place was exceptional! I had the best dirty martini of my life and the best shrimp piccata in the world. We talked about Zolo’s for days. I am planning to be in Nashville in October and I already know where I am eating. The trip was definitely one of the most memorable trips of my life.

If you have not read my previous debt free journey blogs, please go back and read them.

Debt Free with Dave

100,000 Dollars. This has been a life altering Journey.

I am so grateful that God put us on this path. I am so grateful that God is so good and faithful. When we started this journey, we were living in an RV. This whole process has been one of the best experiences of my life. I would not change anything. I would encourage any of you that may be struggling in an area of life, just lean into God. He will give you the answers and walk the path with you.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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