Let’s start with the basics. This is how I made my money:
And this is how I spent my money:
I lived in Chicago, in a lovely apartment with reasonably-priced tacos down the street—things I was very grateful for when talking to apartment-hunting friends in Manhattan.
I went on a few trips, for weddings and work, visiting family and friends.
But mostly I looked at my aspirational travel price alert emails.
I had some conflicting feelings about my career.
But then again…
But then AGAIN…
My savings account went up, though not without some difficulty.
I had a 401(k).
But I didn’t even try to understand it.
I was late on my student loans a few times, because I just forgot when they were due.
Now, I’m steeling myself for tax season.
Last year was kind of a disaster. I was completely freelance and didn’t know about quarterly taxes.
This time it will be better! I think. I hope.
So while I may have gotten a little carried away with Christmas presents this year, as I am wont to do
And I’m not loving hearing about other people’s holiday bonuses
And overall, there’s probably a better way to do things than what I’ve been doing
For 22 years old, 2 years out of college, I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.
Julie Beck did her best to limit the number of David Tennant gifs that went into this post.