Scenario: I have finished grad school – or post grad school as it’s called in England – and am living in London. I don’t have a ‘degree’ yet because I postponed writing my dissertation for a year. I am obviously not a British citizen so the job options are slim, and my student loans have run dry.
From that moment on I was living – in one of the most expensive cities of the world mind you – off the little bit of savings I had left – and my credit cards!!
I continued to use these lil plastic demons for regular daily expenses upon moving back home. And two years later, this past summer, I returned to my previous home away from home at the photo lab for some weekend fun and extra cash.
Almost six months later I am proud to announce that I finished paying off the balance that had originated in the Big Smoke and since bounced around from one ‘interest-free’ promotion to another.
So what did I do to commemorate this monumental occasion??
I purchased a new Macbook.
Yeah, yeah, I know the ironic stupidity of that action, but next week I will have a sexy new silver Apple to distract me from financial woes.
…guess I’m not quitting the weekend job for a while!