June is over. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that half of the year is officially gone and whether or not I did enough in the first half of the year. This month was a very busy month for me in that things with my graduate thesis project took off, requiring me to put a lot of extra energy into my lab life while also trying to balance all of the extra work I accepted outside of the lab. Half way through the month when I began to feel a bit, overwhelmed, and  I had to admit to myself that I bit off more than I could chew. I was taking on the extra work so that we’d have extra to throw at our debt, but in all of that I have to remember to stop and breathe. What did I learn This Month? This month I learned that while I want to attack our debt with everything in me I need to learn to slow down or to say no. I had some great freelance opportunity come my way this month, some that I probably should have passed on, but the thought of being able to pay off more took over and clouded my judgment. You can’t pay off debt when you’re run down and spending money on medical care. I also learned that not everyone is going to be cheering for you. To many, the topic of money and finances is taboo. They don’t…

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