Fifteen years, 11 months and 18 days ago, I walked up to the front of a crowded courtyard full of people wearing black robes and goofy-looking hats, and accepted my juris doctorate from the dean of a fine institute of higher learning in scenic Camden, New Jersey.
Four and a half hours ago, I put this:
The last payment, EVER, on my law school loans. It took 5832 days, three deferments, one consolidation, and a LOT of patience and understanding from my husband, who married me despite the enormous debt I brought with me, but I have finally paid off that very expensive piece of wall decor I purchased back in 1995:
I've still got some empty wall space, though....maybe it's time for the next degree!