$(8979.98) is my net worth for this month:
Just looking at those numbers makes me think "pitiful". That is until I give it some context:
December 31: $(12,006.89) net worth
November 30: $(15,361.68) net worth
I only started fanatically tracking it in November but trust me, the numbers for the preceding months were significantly worse!
So, instead of thinking "pitiful", I'm saying "AWESOME!!!" My net worth is below $(10,000) for the first time in roughly 3 1/2 years!
It's a big pat on the back for today and some serious motivation to keep going.