Here we sit at the end of the year. 12 months ago, I was sitting in the same chair on the same rug in the same room, but yet in a totally different place.
In January, I was working five part-time jobs, living at home, and $12,000 more dollars in debt.
Now in December, I am working one full-time job and four part-time jobs, will soon be living in a new apartment of my very own, and my credit report lists a dozen more “closed- paid in full” accounts.
Since I accomplished my goal, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with this blog. After all, even though my undergraduate loans are gone, my graduate loans still loom large and forboding on the horizon. I’ve decided that I’ll keep blogging here about money, loans, and life, but less frequently. I do enjoy writing this blog, and I’ve heard from several people that you enjoy hearing about my constant battles with the student loan companies.
But, a new blog project is demanding my attention. This is a project that I’ve been working on for a month or so now, and I’m excited to finally share it with you. I hope you’ll check it out, and I hope the Americans among you will take in interest in it.
The new blog is called What The Health, and it’s being written by myself and a former classmate (this means we both hold Masters Degrees in Public Health). We’ll be going page by page through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Healthcare Reform) and explaining in plain nonpartisan language what it means for the public. We’ve also included a Cuteness Clause, for when the project becomes too tedious for our readers. You can learn more about the project by clicking here: http://saywhatthehealth.wordpress.com/about/
I wish you all a very happy New Year’s Eve, and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for supporting me on this journey through your comments, your subscriptions, and simply your page views. You kept me going when I felt like there was no way I’d ever make it though my mountain of debt. Cheers y’all.