My decision is made | School over money
I decided to give up my job and return to school. I’m happy with the decision I made, which was like a month ago. Now I’m feeling nervous about it. I’ve already stepped down from my supervisor role to a sales associate again to relieve some of the stress. It’s only been a week but I’m starting to feel regretful because of the pay cut I had to receive. Money is and was my only security and I lost it. If you read my last post about this I was making thirty grand a year. So, you can imagine the heart break.
To go back to school I had to pay off a school I went to in Miami. It was roughly around thirty-five hundred dollars. So, there went my savings. Now when I go back to school I’ll have to live on campus. In a dorm room with kids, as far as I’m concerned. I’ll be 23 once I get there. That makes me cringe. The best I can hope for is to find another living arrangement my the second semester, which seems impossible to me right now.
The last big decision I made is to join the army while in school. I’ll be able to go into the army as an officer once I graduate. That way I can be stable once I graduate and I’ll basically be doing the same thing I did as a supervisor. I’m just hoping it all works out.
samodablackhamlet asked: I've been Trynna keep up with my f st, but I've done terribly lol. But I just read your post bout school and work. Good luck love n hope your mom does better and know I'm here for any and everything.( thou we not that close) IMY THO!
Hey boo!! I miss you too! Thanks for your love! You sure did forget about us! Lol even tho half the people you worked with are gone. Maybe more than half.
Anonymous asked: Hey ! What size is your h&m scuba skirt?!! How do the sizes run???? Thank you!!!
It’s a 2. That department personally runs big for me. For instance in other H&M clothes I’m a 4 or 6. But in Trend (the department that has the scuba skirt) I wear a 2 and it’s still a tad bit too big.
blackgirlelectric asked: I just read your thought piece on your tug-a-war with going to school and your financial situation. If I were in your shoes I would go back to school after all time does fly by and you even said it yourself --> (not in the exact words but..) 1 year turned into 2 years of taking care of mom very quickly. You are 22 which is really young, you are prime to start living your life which entails many tough decisions for the greater good. With your determination you will find a way while in school.
Thank you. My mind is actually made. I’m definitely going back to school. I’m just trying to sort out my thoughts about survival without a job. Especially, since I make such a good amount at my age. That’s hard to give up. But I’ve done a lot of research for aid and if I get desperate enough or things don’t work out I can join ROTC so they can pay for everything. That’s not as scary to me only because both my brother and little sister are enlisted. Thank you for your encouragement.
Quitting my job to go back to school…
SO, my mom just recently got really sick. To make a long story short, her sickness has caused brain damage. She will be in the hospital for a few months for recovery and then for rehab. So of course she can no longer work or support herself. She’s already lost her job and house from being in the hospital so long.
I’m 22. I currently live in DC because I came to live with my mom a year after I dropped out of school. I dropped out because my mom simply couldn’t afford it and the degree I was going for was not really necessary for success. Within the two little years I have been out of school I have grown a lot because of life experiences and meeting so many different people and have realized the importance of a degree. I never planned on staying with my mom for more than a year because she’s never been stable. I stayed longer because I was promoted at my job (that I currently hate and has added an unhealthy amount of stress to my life) into management. I currently make $30k a year AFTER taxes. I’m doing pretty good FINANCIALLY for someone my age. But nowhere as good as I could be of I had my degree, which brings me to my dilemma. My mom was my only support. Now that I don’t have her anymore, it’s just me. It’s up to me to put myself through school. I want to go back to the original school I started at which is an HBCU and that is very important to me. It’ll be easier to re-apply and to just pick up where I left off. Only problem is the school is in Florida. I would have to quit my job to go back. I have no clue how much financial aid I can get to cover school and my living expenses. I don’t mind giving up the job because I can literally just go back to it. I’m just worried about not being able to survive without it. Let’s say I miraculously get enough financial aid to cover school, I still would have nowhere to live and no money. If I want to go back this fall, I have until the end of July to figure something out. I’m just wondering would this be a good decision.