I graduated from college 10 years ago and instead of feeling like an accomplished adult, I moved back home for a year. It was the most anticlimactic graduation story I never envisioned but I had 90K worth of student loans. It took over 2 years of living at home + therapy every week to get over feeling like I was about to have a panic attack. BTW, I did have 4 panic attacks throughout those two years and one was intermixed with Vertigo. It’s been a decade and today I can finally say, I’ve paid off my debt. I know everyone handles money differently but I think it’s sad that we have to go to such extremes in order to educate ourselves and only feel like we’re back on our feet many, many years later. I was told I’d be in debt for 30 years. And if it wasn’t for living at home for two, I probably would’ve been. To anyone who is feeling overwhelmed with debt, you’re not alone. But you’ll also get through this. Hopefully one day, things will be different.