adventuring :: something scary :: week two

Student Loan Repayments! Car Payments! Insurance Payments! Rent Payments! Random had-no-idea-that-payment-was-going-to-come-out-of-my-account Payments! [insert horror movie stabby sound here] [reet.reet.reet.reet.]

Am I the only one who is freaking out about money these days?

Gone are the days of choosing off-brand peanut butter instead of Peter Pan and then pouting about it. These days it's more like, "Do we really NEED milk? Isn't that a bit of a luxury?" 

Scary stuff, that money business. 

Let's also talk about the part where I chose to be unemployed after graduating with my Masters. uhhh, what?! And then I start getting these Your Student Loans are Due NOW letters, and I'm all, 
"Listen, lady. I get 6 months. I know my rights." 
And she's all, "You didn't go back to school right away after graduating undergrad. 6 months went by way back then, and so those loans are due now. You're other loans will be due starting in June.... and payments for all of it together now will be [gulp] $720 / month."


I missed the part where I didn't earn my education in blood, sweat, and tears. I missed the part where I gave hours of sleep, years of my life, and decades of my social life to this school business. Now, you want me to pay you more back each month than a mortgage?! These people are crazy.

Anyway, that's neither here nor there. It's crunch time. It's time to be a grown up time. I'm really scared, in case that hasn't been pretty obvious. I'm scared of adulthood for lots of reasons, but this one - monthly payments - scares me the most. 

Someday, some far far away magical day, we'll be out of debt, right?

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. 
 ~Logan Pearsall Smith

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  1. Ugh. I am 150% with you on this. My student loans make me shed a tear every's a hurtful, hurtful process paying them back. I sincerely hope there is a magical day in the future where we'll be out of debt. I wish it were now! :)

  2. I'm totally freaking out about money too, girl, and I don't even have students loans.. Just wisdom teeth, car insurance, health insurance and a cross-country commute. AHHH. We'll figure it out. We are resourceful.