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011: Once upon a time, I started a blog...

October 18th, 2010 at 05:37 am

And then I promptly stopped for several months. What has happened since then?

-Survived the Olympics.
-Finally tackled the beast known as my Canada Student Loan. Paid a small amount of money. Was reassured that situation would be fine. Applied for the Repayment Assistance Program.
-Major depressive disorder got a little bit worse.

-Owed Student Loans more money.
-Had a severe lung infection.
-Major depressive disorder got a little bit worse.

-Found out that Student Loans had messed up. Owed about 750.
-Got extremely sick of work.
-Broke down and sobbed at work.
-Went back on my meds.
-Made the steps to go to a food bank.
-Was contemplating dark and morbid things when the Canada Revenue Agency gave me a generous tax refund.

-Paid off that enormous debt, was approved for the Repayment Assistance Program.
-A friendship started to unravel.
-Found out my financial situation allowed me to get my depression meds for free.


-Went on a trip to visit family. It was horrible.
-My younger cat turned three!
-The money left over from my tax refund started to dwindle.
-Some dear friends moved out of Vancouver.

-Money left over completely dwindled.

-Paid off a 500 overdraft and closed it!
-Moved to a new bank, finally. No frozen funds for me!
-Still had yet to hear a Justin Bieber song.

October, so far:
-My older cat turned four!
-Paid off a 100 overdraft and closed it!
-Received motivation to apply for new jobs.
-Have a tiny amount of savings. Small steps.
-Found out that Justin Bieber assaulted a twelve-year-old boy. Did not care.

57,837.33 of debt, excluding interest, will be all paid off.

4 Responses to “011: Once upon a time, I started a blog...”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    i'm glad you're back Smile

  2. baselle Says:

    I'm glad you are back too. Every time I found Canadian money (not a great deal, but some) on the street I wondered about you. Keep taking those meds - its harder cubed to be frugal when you're depressed.

  3. Jerry Says:

    Welcome! The update about "Still had yet to hear a Justin Bieber song" totally leads me to the giggles. I haven't heard any Bieber yet, myself, and I'm in no hurry. I'd rather have some insurance that I can finish the year Bieber-free. Good luck with your debt payoff, and be well!

  4. therecklessone Says:

    Thanks, everyone! I am very lucky that my provincial health plan lets me get the meds for free, based on my income.

    Jerry, you are definitely not missing out!

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