Thursday, January 12, 2012

Guess What!!!!

After fourteen months of being an hourly contractor, I am officially a full-time regular employee at my job!!

I found out just before Christmas, but it took until this week to get all the details ironed out.

I have a very respectable title, and I will be earning a real, very respectable salary, for the first time in a year and a half! Relative to what I've been making, I will have SO MUCH MONEY!

I am downright giddy thinking about all the possibilities:
--I don't have to put off getting a haircut
--I'll finally be able to really contribute to my Roth IRA and savings account/down payment fund
--I can go out to eat with people more often, and not only order the absolute minimum
--I could buy a new pair of gym shoes for the first time in at least three years
--I'll be able to afford that Europe trip we've been talking about, as well as some other, smaller jaunts
--I might start saving for a camera upgrade (I'd love to go full frame!)

Mostly, I can just relax about money. I've been pretty good about denying myself things (though not as stringent as I could have been, I'm sure) and just thinking poor in general. But now I will have so much more money than I need. I can't believe it.

What a weight off my shoulders!


Clare said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations. (And start putting the money into an IRA or 401k right away so you never miss it!) Clare

Nancy said...

Good job, J! Glad you persevered. Enjoy your new freedom from financial stress.

Maggie said...

Great news! I'm so happy for you!

laniza said...

Congratulations! Way to start 2012 out with a bang!!

Schoolgal said...

Great New Year news!!!

Jules said...

Thank you so much, everyone!!