Do you remember how you felt, as a child, to excitedly look forward to a super fun family vacation? Do you remember counting down the school days until summer vacation? Do you remember the nostalgia that began after Thanksgiving and lasted through Christmas? Okay, so this one still happens for me… Well, here’s another one of life’s highs – paying off a credit card. I was on target to pay that sucker off in December, but fate had another plan. I know you’ve heard of the gold-buying sales commercials. I was skeptical, too. Skeptical until two co-workers racked up. This past Saturday, I took a handful of gold jewelry (two necklaces with two charms and two bracelets) to Bailey’s in Cameron Village. The place was buzzing with other hopefuls like me. I left with a nice check and used that to pay off the credit card early. The debt snowball is gaining speed and the baby steps are more within reach. I am far from done, but this accomplishment gives me the motivation to keep on keepin’ on. Here’s to motivation, and here’s to GOLD!