I am so stinking proud of myself.
On Sunday, I was going through my shameful (but small, I am improving!) mail pile, and there it was.
ANOTHER STUDENT LOAN OFFER FROM MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY.
I don't know when they decided that I was old enough to have a child in college or going off to college, but sometime in the past year or so I started getting offers for "My student." At first I thought it was for me, like if I wanted to go back for another degree or something, but nope. MY STUDENT was clearly meant to be MY CHILD.
Until Sunday, I passive-aggressively ripped them up and recycled them, and let a little fury burn in my belly each time they arrived.
But yesterday, I had a revelation -- I don't have to see this completely irrelevant mail in my mailbox! I have the power to call and cancel that mailing!
I felt a little silly for not having done it sooner, because it was so easy.
I simply said, "please take me off your student loan offer mailing list. I don't have children and I'm never going to use this service."
BOOM. Done. Next up: the stupid coupon envelopes I get since I moved that say, "Best Deals for Moms" but are everyday things like bedding, pillows, clothing, THINGS ANY HUMAN WOULD NEED. Gonna snag it before I toss it in the recycling, get the unsubscribe (don't recall ever subscribing) info, and BUH-BYEEE.
It feels lovely to take control.
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