Time Flies! Yada Yada.
For the last 9 months I’ve been recalibrating life to my new standard.
- I’ve gotten divorced for the second time in 3 years (ouch)
- I’ve changed my name again
- My net worth increased by about 250%!
- I decided not to sell my house
- My house tried to escape to Oz
- My career is evolving
- I’m seeing someone new – scratch that, he dumped me
- My son is graduating next weekend!
I’ll update on all of these topics, but today I wanted to give a debt reduction update.
Since my last update in August:
Parent PLUS debt down: $5,225.22
Mortgage lowered: $6,415.57
Overall debt reduction: $11,640.79
If you’ve been reading along, this isn’t exactly the progress I’d been dreaming of. Nothing is as I expected it would be when I wrote that post due to the events of last summer. And that’s ok! Life is unpredictable. I decided to go into a sort of “deer in the headlights” mode. Not quite stormcloud mode, as I still made extra payments toward my debt. However, I held onto bonuses and extra money for fear of the unknown as I went through my divorce. That decision may or may not have bit me in the ass, but that’s an analysis for another day.
I’m feeling a lot less scared of my financial future now. I’m back on my feet and forward-facing. And now that I’m back on my path to eliminating this debt, I’m ready to restore accountability and bring you along for the ride.
Are you ready? I am. Leggo!