And you know what? The more I talked about it, the better I felt about it. It's like this great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Sure, I have to write out my quarterly tax check right now and there are some checks I need to deposit, but basically now that I see a light at the end of the tunnel, I feel a lot better. I guess in the back of my mind, I knew things really weren't working financially. I think the only reason I didn't face up to this last summer is that Caleb paid back his loan in late 2004 and that kept my afloat six months longer.
Oh, well. I will continue with Metro Girl -- as I have since 1998 -- and keep all the new clients I got, plus all the new efficiency practices like using QuickBooks, and soon with a job AND side income, I will once again have the money I need to start saving, do home repairs, get the 10 replacement fillings and crowns I need, etc. Whoopee!