Paying off my first credit card was an amazing feeling and something I was proud to do on my own. Cutting the card and calling them up to cancel my account altogether was a gratifying feeling because I felt like I had broken the first link to the chain of bills I have felt strapped down by. This was all going to be possible. One day, these cards and loans were going to be all gone.
You know, credit cards are a funny thing, especially the store kind. When you think about it, I voluntarily signed up for more bills. Bills that weren’t essential to living like rent, electricity, and water. It was like I raised my hand eagerly saying, “Yes! Yes! Please give me more bills! I want to pay more!” Sigh