Remember when I paid off my student loan last month and it all felt very unreal? It was anticlimactic. I did it. It was over. And that was it.
I didn't expect a ticker tape parade. But I was hoping for some sort of acknowledgement from Sallie after such a long relationship. Some sort of recognition. I mean who wouldn't want that after a seven year affair? But she was acting like nothing happened, like it was business as usual, while I knew our relationship had changed.
A month later, I finally got what I was looking for: confirmation of having paid off that loan. It came this weekend in the form of an email. And what I hope is the last correspondence I receive from the lady.