On Friday, August 6, I will be paying off my private student loan. I will be one step closer to debt freedom. And I’m so antsy to get it done.
Summer school days drag, so I’ve done the calculations a million times to be sure I haven’t made a mistake, but it’s true. I’ll be able to stick a fork in this thing in less than two weeks.
I’ve also calculated that once this loan is paid, I will have paid off over $12,000 in debt in the three years since I started teaching. To some, this might not seem like a lot, but I have a limited income and huge rent payment every month (damn you, D.C. metro area!). Also, I was basically treading water for my first year out of college because my financial consciousness wasn’t raised until the summer before my second year of teaching. So, essentially, I’ve paid off over $12,000 in debt in about two years.
I know I shouldn’t wish my life away, but I really want August 6th to come.