Life Lately: School + Crushing Our Debts

658E32E7-4340-49AB-BE84-8B17987201C5.jpegAnatomy + Physiology keeps me busy!

Wow – it has been almost two months since my last blog post! Yikes, sorry guys. And there’s been a ton of changes that happened in that time frame. Lately, Jared and I just work a lot. I don’t work as much as he does but I’m working 5 days a week and going to school so sometimes I feel like I “work” all the time haha. He just got back from Texas on Wednesday and was gone for 5 days for work. At the end of January, I asked for my job back at Harrah’s Casino in the fine dining restaurant. It’s amazing money and only open 5pm-10pm w-th, and sunday, and 5-11pm on fri and sat. I seriously couldn’t ask for a better serving job while in school since it provides me with full time income.

We’re on track w/ our Dave Ramsey plan (we’re on Baby Step #2) and have been making some good strides so far, which is what I’m most excited to tell y’all about! I paid off one of my private student loans through UMKC yesterday – the balance was $665.14! And paid $1,350 toward one of my credit cards, leaving that balance at $877 (We plan to pay that one off next month, hopefully)! Jared works a ton of overtime & I had a great week at work, ans since our bills our paid for the month, we wanted to put as much as possible toward debts. It feels so good to be paying debts off!! Our goal is to have smaller credit cards paid off by summer, before I start either PT or OT school, and then to start really tackling our big credit card. 2018 is going to be a great year for progress – i’m proud of us for buckling down and doing this. And I won’t lie, it’s not fun having to be frugal and spending tons of money on debts instead of clothes or fun stuff (haha) but it’ll be worth it. Then, can start traveling more/experiencing more instead of being tied down to so much! #goals

Aside from that, we’ve just been homebodies! We have opposite schedules now so we don’t get a ton of time to spend together anymore but it’s a short-term sacrifice we’re willing to make. I’m gearing toward getting everything in place to apply to either the Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assisting program at my local community college by beginning of summer. I can’t decide which one I want to do yet because I love what each represent & do in their respective fields. Either one would be a great fit for me but I plan to do more shadowing so I can really narrow it down. If you know of someone or are someone with experience in either field, let me know your thoughts and opinions!

In other news – and I have my 2nd Anatomy and Physiology test this next Wednesday and it’s super detailed. My first test I nailed and got a 96%, from a lot of hard studying! So I know I’ll do well again if I keep studying everyday like I have. Just have to believe in yourself is what I keep harping in my head. On this test, I have to know all the muscles and bones – which includes landmarks, orgins/insertions, what they do, how to identify them, etc. Wish me luck!

Ok, this is getting long so I’ll log off and update with more next week! Thanks for reading.

xo Danielle


4 thoughts on “Life Lately: School + Crushing Our Debts”

  1. Nice to see your smiling face! Sounds like you have been busy! Not to brag, but as of 2/14 besides my car, I’m completely debt free. No credit card debt! It makes you feel so good!!! It helps that I’m no longer obsessed with LuLaRoe lol.
    I know you will do it too! Hang in there. It’s the best feeling ever!



    1. That is incredible! Very happy for you Tracy! And also very inspiring. What a great feeling that must be 🙂 miss you and hope that you and your family are doing well xo.


  2. Emma – thank you! I’m proud of our progress so far and have high hopes to continue down this straighter path. I love writing and speaking freely about my life so if I can inspire just 1 person then that’s a huge bonus for me!


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