HMB et al over $100k:
hugs to you and everyone well over $100k.
honestly, reading many your numbers made me feel so much better because 1. i don't feel as crazy (seriously, i had this delusion that i was rare to have this kind of debt because most of my friends either A. had their parents pay for school or B worked through school; as well as A. either didn't go to grad school or B. went to grad school and it was completely paid by the school, stipend, etc), and 2. i also feel the same way when i look at my numbers--i literally start an anxiety/shame cycle!
my husband is paid off, and i make monthly payments, but i owe $109,000 in school debt. i went to law school, graduated, but now i teach yoga.
we hope that my business will expand greatly in the next two years and that that expansion will allow us to pay off the whole debt in the next two years. Assuming things go the way that i hope they will.
even if it only does half what we expect (which is what i make now), we've talked about putting all of that income toward the school loans, and paying it off in four years (right now, most of the income goes back into the business, to the minimum loan payment, and into our savings).
i so want this monkey off my back!