Rejoice: I am no longer indebted for the cost of my education. I hadn’t planned to pay off my student loan today, but when I logged into my account to put up my usual minimum payment (money’s been tight), I realized that I could cover the remaining balance, large though it was (amazing what a steady paycheck can do for you). So I did. I actually had a completely different topic to cover in my post today, but I’m liking this one at the moment.
Upon graduating from college in 2001, I was saddled with a sizable debt, wholly of my own creation. Berry College considers itself a top value among private institutions of higher education, and I’ve never doubted this claim. Still, it’s not the bargain bin choice, either. In retrospect, I should have gone to Kennesaw State and saved a ton of money considering I still haven’t decided what to major in. I chose a college degree much like musical chairs: whichever one I was holding when I hit the prescribed number of hours, that was it. So I have a degree in journalism even though I’ve never been sold on the idea. But I digress. It took me six years to square up, but I’ve never really felt the pinch, and this from someone who has earned a paycheck on average six months out of each of those years (this is something I’m not proud of; no, wait, yes I am).
Now that it’s paid for, I just need to put my education to work. Any ideas?