I’ve been seriously thinking about continue my college education lately. My one measly semester at Vol State was a disaster, due to extreme procrastination and lack of responsibility. Now that I’m finally beginning to manage my finances a little better, and I am not so stressed, I feel as if I need to do something with my life other than working 9 to 5 at the local fast food restaurant.
The problem with me doing this is that there is no way that I will be able to afford it all on my own, and I’m not quite sure if I can get financial aid. Also, I have no clue what I want to go to school for, and I don’t want to waste all that time and money on a major that I’m not even going to use. My mother has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and she is instead working at a factory on the weekends and raising my little brothers. (Not that I look down on my mother for that… She got pregnant with me while in college and still managed to graduate, but life just wouldn’t let her continue on.)
I feel like I’m currently stuck in a rut, and I want (and need) to desperately get myself out. I’m currently researching information on financial aid, as well as the majors that Vol State provides to weigh my options. I’ve also talked to my good friend about what I should do, and she has given me a little perspective on the subject.
No matter what, I just have to keep telling myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to, and that I can succeed in being someone great!
- Taking the Hassle Out of Student Financial Aid (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Applying for College Financial Aid: Financial Aid 101 (education.com)
- 6-Step System For Negotiating A Better College Financial Aid Package (prweb.com)
- The student loan problem: ‘I’m not going to worry about it right now. I had to take that plunge.’ (costofcollege.wordpress.com)