Earlier this year, I was pretty much set on kissing this blog goodbye as soon as my debt was paid off. Actually, there were a few moments where I almost hit “Delete” on the whole thing. But as I get closer and closer to $0, the thought of not writing here again is… well, there are no words, because I’m just not ready to stop.
For the last few months, the #1 question people have been asking is what I’m going to do when I’m finally debt-free. Unfortunately, I still don’t know what my answer is. I think I’m going to save my “extra” money in June and set it aside for something fun. A weekend getaway that includes some shopping, perhaps. Nothing crazy, but that money will be for me to use however I want. Then in July, I’m going to kick my savings goals into high gear.
The thought of blogging about how much money I will be saving feels a little bit… self-righteous? Smug? I’ve spent most of the last few months thinking, Who is going to want to read about how I saved $800 one month? But I read blogs like that all the time – most of them written by people who used to be in debt. And they don’t just write about how much money they save; they write about life after debt, which doesn’t seem to be as glorious as it sounds.
I’m scheduled to make my last debt repayment on May 31st. (Have I mentioned that yet!?) And if I don’t know what the heck my June budget is going to look like, or when I’m finally going to trust myself with credit cards again, that means I’m not done what I set out to do with this blog. How long I’ll continue to write, I’m not exactly sure. Throughout the summer? Maybe until the end of the year? I will probably write until there’s simply nothing left to be said.
For now, all I know is that my debt will be paid off in another 5 weeks… and I’m not going anywhere. I hope you’ll stick around to see what’s next.
Have a great weekend, everyone. :)