“I don’t make six figures. Even the most generous rounding won’t get my salary there. My husband? He’s even farther away. We are two teachers from the Midwest. But just because we are not making six figures now doesn’t mean we won’t get there.
We will. I’m sure of it. It’s time to talk about it, too. No, it’s not about tooting my own horn. It is something much more important than busting out the old kazoo. It’s time for more people to believe that their situation now doesn’t have to be their situation forever and to realize that there’s nothing wrong with striving to be a high earner.”