I posted this on facebook earlier this month. A little over a year and a half of buying my new car, I paid it off completely. I celebrate this because I bought the car from my income as a professional artist. (In fact, when I bought it, and drove it home, my husband asked me if I needed him to co-sign. Umm, no, Honey.)
On this facebook post, I got sooo many comments of support! It really made me happy that others appreciate what an accomplishment this was. I didn't set out to do it (be an artist=buy a car, etc) but that my income comes from what I love is a real gift.
I've been a full time artist since 1998, and if you've heard or read my story, you know we made lots of economic adjustments, downsized our house, etc, to make it work. And remarkably, it has worked. Or rather, I have worked! And I love my life as an artist and art teacher. So...to think that I can support myself and my husband, on my salary as a artist is amazing. (Full disclosure, Husb had disability and now retirement income, but the majority is my responsibility.)
We've come farther than I'd ever imagined. (You can read my story here, if you want the details, scroll down to the 'my life story' part.)
Thanks to you, for supporting me.