‘I’d like to pay off the full balance, please.’
When I was in a hospital. Again. This seemed so far away.
When I was working two part-time jobs, but the biggest time investment was sleeping off my antipsychotic meds. This didn’t even feel important.
When I was living in a flat share, exceeding my income every month. This was unthinkable.
When we blended our families, extended the house so that there was space for children of our own. This was impossible, distant.
When we financially supported two households and four children with different needs. This wasn’t even on the radar.
When I decided it would be a great idea to give up paid work, to be at home with the children? This was laughable!
But I did it. I rang the Student Loan company, and paid off the full balance.