March, is that you? Could it really be? So soon? I feel like yesterday was Christmas, yet in no time it is now March and so many things have happened.
I survived February, which was kind of nutty. After having a three-month dry spell of work from November – January, I am now working my little booty off in February and March. I worked every single weekend in February, and will do so in March (on top of my full-time job) as well. I’m also trying to not fall off the face of the planet here on the blog, as you guys seriously keep me going. I love your thought-provoking comments and encouragement.
February was awesome work wise — however, those checks won’t hit till this month, so it seemed like I worked a ton with little pay. I also went out to eat far too much because I was exhausted and lazy. I can get into this really destructive workaholic mindset, where I just stop caring about money, and I need to eat, so why not go out? I need a balance between cooking, cleaning, working, and eating out. This month it was all out of whack and luckily my partner helped a bit. We both have irregular, crazy schedules, so it’s something we are constantly working on. I’m determined to be better in March!
I must say though, I’m pretty tired. Coffee is no longer working like it used to. Sleep is but a short reprieve of my daily hustles. This weekend, I worked till 3am both Friday and Saturday, which means I was in bed by 4am. For the first time in my life, I woke up at 1pm on Saturday. It felt good. Now that I’m back to the 9-5, I feel unbalanced. Going back and forth is definitely affecting my circadian rhythms. But I know it’s temporary and once these checks start coming in (got my first one today!), I will be reminded why I do this.
So, enough of my semi-incoherent blabbering. On to the numbers!
I paid off $1,100 in debt in February. Once again, not my $1,300 goal, but I think I’ll be happy from now on if it is over a grand. I’m paying my taxes this month, so we’ll see how that shakes out. Baby steps.
Grad loan: $34,500.48
Undergrad loan: $7,860.31
Total: $42, 360.79
I feel like I’ve been lingering in the 40′s forevah. Seriously. I’m so eager to see it under 40, so hopefully I can throw a nice chunk of change at my debt this month and keep going. I’m about halfway into my journey and sometimes it feels overwhelming, exciting, and boring. Going through the motions, but it’s not going as fast as I want.
Ask my mom, or my boyfriend: I am not a patient person, and it’s something I try to work on everyday
I guess debt is a great test for that!
What are you looking forward to in March? I’m excited about a Mardi Gras party at my job! Free food and fun!
Currently she puts more than 50% of her income towards debt, while living a frugal, fun life. In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master. Follow the adventure @DearDebtBlog.