Well, well, well. July was a really good month.
1) I ran another 5k race. I hadn’t been able to train much, so I didn’t know what to expect time wise, but I shaved a whole 97 seconds off my first race. *jumps for joy!* I’m still a slow runner, but it was fun to see such progress. I also beat a guy that beat me in the first race. He wore jean shorts in the first race and losing to a guy in jean shorts hurt my dignity. I’m glad to have that back 🙂
2) I was sent on my first business trip with my company. I can see why many people complain about business trips because I slept like garbage all 4 days, but it was fun to have a change of scenery and meet a lot of new faces.
3) My darling sister L has turned herself into a country bumpkin. She now has 3 dogs, 5 chickens and a new house bordering the middle of no where. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with her new dog and relaxing at her almost country abode. I could never move to the middle of no where, but its nice to have the escape every now and then!
4) I turned into a reading maniac. After getting the Casual Vacancy out of the way, I’ve been averaging about 1 book/week in July. These aren’t little books either! Several have been 400 hundred pagers. After law school, it is a common thing for many lawyers to never read a book for fun again. ever. I’m so glad that didn’t happen to me.
And to the numbers!
As I wrote about in my last post, I had my money spread too thin. I was saving for a car, but the numbers didn’t make sense. My student loan interest is too high when compared to my savings account and future loan interest on the car. I decided to cut my Car Fund down to $1000 and send the excess plus any planned contributions to my student loans.
I was worried I’d have a low number this month, but again, I was wrong. I really need to stop doubting myself!
End of June Debt: $31,307
End of July Debt: $29,167
That’s $2140 paid off this month!
It’s hard to believe I am TWENTY-nine thousand dollars in debt. That’s a TWO out front. Not a THREE or a FOUR … just a big ol’ #2 leading my debt.
This Debt Repayment Month is brought to you by the number 2. 🙂
Also, my smallest loan is nearly gone. I have $652.50 remaining. If you’d like, now is the time to say your goodbyes to loan #3. The next time you see it, it will be paid off!
How did you do in July? Do you have a favorite Sesame Street character? (I’m a big fan of the Count and Cookie Monster!)