What’s in a name?

I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

When my husband and I named our children, we thought long and hard. We believed that a good name is important. We wanted their names to have real meaning. I might go as far as to say that I believe that a person’s name helps shape them into the person that they will become.

When it came down to naming this blog I had no clue where to go with it. I knew that we wanted to be debt free by the year 2020 but, naming the blog that seemed so boring. Then it came to me:

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
Billy Wilder

Well duh, this blog isn’t just about the end goal; it’s about the journey too. How did we get here? Oh man, how did we get here? It was a fun ride for sure but had we only known where the road would lead we may have taken a different path. But who is to say that path would have been any better? Maybe we are where we are supposed to be. Maybe we learned the lessons we were supposed to learn. We are now ready to take the next step armed with knowledge from our younger days.  We still have quite a ways to go but, we WILL get there. 

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

One last thought that just came to me, 20 plus 20 equals 40. I want to be debt free by forty.  How funny is that? I now have three reasons that “Debt free by 20/20″ is the perfect name for this blog. :)

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