I did something amazing tonight. I went online and made the last payment on my student loans.
I've been paying in big chunks so I could get it over and done with, and tonight I realized that I could finish the whole thing off. So I did it. Clicked "submit," and all done.
I feel like this enormous weight has just lifted off of me. There were certainly months when I wished I hadn't set my payments so high, when I scrounged in my change jars for milk money and counted the days until payday. I paid other bills late because I didn't want to get behind on the loan.
And now it's done.
I'm having a celebratory glass of The Macallan Scotch and feeling rather contemplative. I'd like to say Thank You to my friends and family for all the help and support I got while I paid this monster off.
Have a glass on me.