No sense in burying the lede: A few days before my 36th birthday, our lender cleared our mortgage payoff check!
The longer post recapping the why and the how will happen at some point, but for now, I simply want to celebrate. Not just what we did, but how far we’ve come.
How Far We’ve Come
They say change happens slowly. Sometimes, it happens so slowly, it’s barely noticeable. That was certainly the case with my mortgage payoff journey.
In the time that I’ve been blogging, I transformed from someone who didn’t even realize a mortgage was debt to someone who paid off a mortgage 20 years ahead of schedule.
I’m not sure 26 year-old me would recognize herself 10 years later. But 26-year-old me is certainly equal parts proud of and grateful for everything my younger self did to get us started on this path–even if I didn’t have a clue where the path would lead or the tempo I would eventually decide to take!
If you’ve been on this journey with me for any length of time, you’ve probably seen me do everything from make triple mortgage payments to put an extra $39 there toward it. It’s not anything I’ve been quiet about, and yet it still felt like this day would never get here.
Celebrate We Will
But it did, and I am oh so thrilled.
While I’d love to share grand plans to celebrate, know that I’m sticking with my plan from years ago: sushi and a nap! Someone get my kids on board with this plan, OK?
So Tell Me…What are you excited about lately? How have you surprised yourself?