Why must they refuse me the satisfaction?! My student loan provider (grantor? holder?) still has not posted the payment I made last week. What's worse, it has disappeared entirely from the site, which has never happened before. Normally they show up as "Pending", then "Processed", then finally they post. Now it's just gone. Yes, I am being impatient.
I started moving boxes around the room. I packed all of my winter clothes, and I am taking everything but essentials to my parents' house over the next few weeks. I moved my unused electronics, need to break down my desk, and take my desktop. They will stay at my parents until I find a new place to leave, as this lease ends June 30th. I will most likely live with them (hopefully not for long, before I get desperate!), but I will pay them rent and such. Of course, this is all remedied if I do find a place... havent had much luck, and I started looking in February, so we'll see...
Financially, I'm in a bit of a strap. I've been stalling getting my naturalization paperwork completed, but I kind of got forced into it, with or without the money. Since I didnt have the funds saved for that... I am borrowing against myself and my Christmas fund. That was $680! So much for completed goals. But since bad things never come by themselves, I was sort of forced into vacation at the end of June, at the tune of about $650. Which was my entire budget, haha. I am paying for me and my dad's plane tickets (it's for his birthday), and then paying for rental car. No, I didnt have to pay these things, but considering how scarce the chances to get together will become this time next year, I kind of talked myself into it. Last but not least, the car. Yes, the loan is STILL not done. A bit irritated it's taking this long, but there's little I can do about it. However, once that is done... there are registration fees, inspection and new tags to worry about. Zero idea how much that will be, but I will be playing it by ear.
I know it sounds awful and expensive, but the best thing is that none of these extra (way above and beyond) expenses will become debt. Well, not a debt to anyone but myself. I will work hard to make up for all this lost time on my goals and continue to push forward. My EF stands, I still have an additional $1k for various goals... I should say it's all good. A few steps backwards... ok, a lot of steps backward, but not going down. Now it's time to regroup and move forward again. I'll get the hang of it.