it's been a long while (just over a year or so) since i last posted here. been a long overdue return to your ranks. been lurking for a bit when i have a little free time recently and figured i should say hello. everything is really going well, we are still repaying our debts and working hard. when i last posted our balance was right about 64,000 remaining and we were expecting baby #2. we had our second little boy in june 2012 and spent a lot of 2012 on "pause" for saving for maternity leave and then being on maternity leave. but we have been back on repayment now for about 6 months and really gotten into the groove again. our current balance is 41,500.
we started at 119,562 in feb 2010. i hadn't done the math until tonight- but we have paid off almost 80k in the past 3 years. so we have come a long way and i need to remind myself of that often because the student loans we are paying right now have such big balances that there are no little "wins" anymore. i know i wouldn't have been able to start this journey without this board and i am happy to see some familiar faces still here dispensing amazing advice. we have been dedicated and motivated for a long time now and i feel like the end is in sight. just about a year from now we should be making our last payment.
i hope to have time to post a bit here and there over the coming months. hope all is well for you!