WOW! Where has the first quarter of the year gone? Time certainly does fly! And it goes quicker and quicker as the years go by. So far this year I've managed to get my savings built up to with the amount needed to make my annual loan payment to my parents at the end of April. YAY! And it's earlier than I thought I'd have it. I'm working on getting the savings account built up with a cushion and then getting back to plowing through the existing debt. For the month of April, I am putting myself on a spending hiatus for anything unnecessary and using up things I have around here prior to buying more. I currently have a credit card balance of about $500 that I acquired by spending unnecessarily and I'm going to ban myself from doing that for the month of April. Should be an interesting month, it'll be great to see how it goes. I've sold a few things I had around the house that I didn't need or want and I feel good about clearing stuff out and making some money on these things. I know there is a lot more that I can list on eBay and sell, I just need to get motivated to do it.
I've been in a relationship with a guy I met through Match.com for about 3 months now and things are going SO well. I really had given up hope of meeting someone and this guy has totally proven me wrong, there are some great ones still out there. He has custody of his 2 teenage kids and so we've not been able to spend much time together other than weekends until now, but in a couple weeks they will be going to spend their spring break with their mom and we're looking forward to spending a lot of time together during that time. We seem to be on the same page in regards to religion, finances and politics and we have similar sense of humors and really enjoy our time together. I think we've both been surprised by how great a match we seem to be and how well things are going. It's fun and exciting to see where this goes.
That's about all that I have to report for now. I hope you're all having a great start to spring. I know I am. :)
Current debt: $230,352.66 (looking forward to this dropping a fair amount next month with my loan payment to my parents.)