Here's some bullet points for you.
- Made a baby with my wife. So excited to have another one around.
- Wife just applied for and got a awesome job with an extra 20k+ salary
- Boss emailed me that my hourly rate is going up by $1.50. not bad considering it's only been a year and I had zero professional experience when I got this job.
I'm feeling really good right now, guys. You have no clue how much my wife and I have struggled financially for the past 10 years. Student loans are terrible, and it's such an easy burden to place on yourself when you're a dumb/optimistic teenager. My wife and I have to constantly pinch pennies, our clothes are all so old/beat up. We have to put off car repairs or add more debt (credit card) just go get through the week.
Now, we can pay off our loans faster, be pre-emptive with car repair, buy fucking clothes, fix up the house, and who knows - maybe go on a date every now and then! Not to mention the cost of infant daycare - that new job came just in time.
The struggle has been real guys, and the grind finally paid off. Life is a'changing!