Last week, I had to go into more debt. Not to cover my credit card, not to cover my rent, not to cover any shopping trips I have taken lately (which is none, just to be clear), but to cover my education.
I really struggled with my feelings of guilt, sadness and failure last week.. I was overall upset that I couldn’t cover my course and that I didn’t plan for this expense in the past months. Last month I paid off a nice amount to my Student Line of Credit and I was excited to continue on that path.
When I attended the meetup with Blonde on a Budget and Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses, everyone there, the girls included, assured me that “I gotta do what I gotta do”. Education is an investment, and it needs to be paid for. Another point that was made, which truly made me feel better, was that if I had waited and saved up to do my courses when I had the money, it would take a very long time to finish… and by then, I wouldn’t reap the benefits of advancing in my career sooner.
Was there a time when you had to go back into debt as you were trying to climb out of it?