However, I'm writing today. There's a lot to write about, which is a double edged sword. It means this post is either going to be ridiculously long (which means no one will read it), I'm going to leave something out, or I'm going to split it between several posts that would come through the week. Of course, I always promise to do the latter but I never actually pull it off... I either don't write them, or I go off on another tangent and leave everything else out. There is a lot to say, though not all of it is important. I finally decided on where I'm going to be going to school (DeVry) and I already started the transfer process. I have a new obsession (Veronica Mars), and some long running obsessions that are worth mentioning as well. My new job gives me a lot to write about (I have finally been trained to take photos in the field), though it has not't inspired the crazy dreams that Sharks/Nautilus did (I still miss that place).
I don't remember exactly what I have written over the status of my studies, so I'm just going to quickly recap. ( Okay, it's not such a quick recap, but basically I chose DeVry because it ends up being cheaper than Full Sail and it's fully accredited unlike IADT and Full Sail.Collapse )
Transferring isn't easy though. This whole processes reminded me what a pain in the ass it is to start at a new a school. It's a bitch. It really is. All of that crap that I had to go through when starting at IADT, I have to do again, with the added bonus of transferring my financial aid as well. I wanted to start in Spring, but I may have to wait until the summer term because my school used all of the financial aid available to me from the 2006-2007 FAFSA. So I have to wait until the 2007-2008 FAFSA takes effect at DeVry, which will be for the summer term. That leaves me with three options. (1) get a private loan of $7,500 that I will have to pay monthly while going to school--I'll have to be approved for that though. (2) Start another term at IADT while I wait for the summer term to start at DeVry. (3) Take a term off from school while I wait for the summer term to start at DeVry. Personally, I like number three the best. It's been a while since I've had a real vacation. I'd get approximately three months off. My first summer vacation since 2004. Except this will be in the spring and everyone else I know will still be in school. But you know, it's something.
What would I do with those three months off? Well, I'd start working more than three days a week, for a start. I'll start saving up my money and get my bank account all big and fat. That would be nice ^_^. With three months off... I could go visit John, wherever he's going to be at. He may be in Texas if Midway Games hires him. So, I might make my first trip outside of Florida! I can also take a trip to Puerto Rico again, hopefully, this time, I'll get to do a lot more. I could possibly see my friends on a regular basis too! Milton, Toby, I'm talking about you two. And maybe I can pay Johnny a visit in North Carolina. Remember, I fly for free because my dad (and now my brother too) works at Delta. So I can definitely take advantage of that.
There is one problem with that, however. During those three months off, I'm going to be using three months of my grace period. So when I graduate, instead of being able to wait six months for my loans to kick in, they're going to kick in in three months, because I had already used those three months during this break. So I have less time to find a job. Of course, I can always explain my situation when it arises and ask for a deferment or a forbearance, but it's a bit risky.
And that's where I'm at now. That's everything that's going on with school up to this date. I'm going to leave my post at that.
It's been in the back of my head for months now, but I never can find the motivation to do it. Not only that but, even when I did have the motivation to do it, I didn't know what to say. But here I am, I'm finally doing it. I'm finally writing in my journal. A lot has happened since my last post at the beginning of this year. Yeah, I know. That post turned into yet another I'm-going-to-post-more-but-not-really posts. What can I do, though? I want to write more, I really do, but between work, school, school projects, homework, spending time with John, spending time with my family, and my feeble attempts at keeping in touch with friends I don't have the time and energy to post anything anymore. I've noticed this with a lot of people. A lot of former post whores have been worn down to just a few sentences a week. That's life, I guess. We're all to busy and too tired to update anymore.