Well, I hope everyone had some nice holidays!
I’m not going to bother listing anything I received this year–most of my “gift” was $3000 my parents gave me towards my surgery. Speaking of which, I’m going under the knife this Thursday, so I may be out of commission for a while!
I’ve been trying my best not to think of it, especially with the holidays and everything going on. I’m definitely nervous and not looking forward to the recovery process, but I hope it works out.
I definitely still want it–I had the misfortune of seeing some photos of me from the past week, and I am a freaking WHALE. I didn’t realize it was getting so bad… so I’m really glad I’m going through with this. I like to fantasize about what it will be like to be a reasonable size and attractive in a few months.
As a follow up, a lot of you were curious to find out how I am paying for all this.
Well, I managed to jump on a December promotion and get the price down to $15k overall. $3000 was gifted to me by my parents, $350 from my grandpa, $100 from my brother and $6600 was loaned to me (with no interest but I have to pay it back over the next 8 months) by my granny. The remainder I used from my savings.
I also got a $500 Christmas bonus from work, so that will certainly help me keep my cash flow for the next few months.
I have to pay back my granny $825 per month for the next 8 months. My roommate will also be moving out in the spring (a mixed blessing) and I’ll have to pick up the extra half of the rent, too. It’s going to be tight for a while! But I’ll keep doing the Airbnb bookings and once the roomie is gone I’ll be able to book as many as I want and keep all the profit.