Another year, another $34,000+ in debt.

It’s Spring 2016:

  • April showers
  • Endless job interviews
  • Prepping for finals
  • New jobs
  • Graduate school applications
  • The end to another school year

The past 3 years of college have been the darkest and most trying years of my life, so far…

My senior year of high school I chose St. John’s University for two reasons :

  1. The amount of money they offered
  2. It’s in New York City (The furthest I can get away from California without leaving the country)

College has not been the best years of my life. However, so far… it has been the 3 most insightful years of my life.

I live almost 3,000 miles away from my parents which is a 5-6 hour plane ride to the other side of the continent.

There has been incidents throughout the past few years that I will hold dear to my heart.

As a stressed college student, living across the country when your parents call you up to tell you that they were getting a divorce after 25 years together and 24 years of marriage. The first thing that crossed my mind was my siblings. It’s not easy being close to your siblings and living so far away from them, especially during hard times. It’s not easy.

College is full of ups and downs, mostly downs. It’s been the thrust into reality. Adulthood. It’s not easy and it most likely won’t be easy after.

I started the semester working 4 (too many) jobs and taking a 18 credits (6 classes), trying to pay all of my bills, maintain good grades and a social life. I’m ending this semester with 2 jobs, 2 freelancing jobs, a headache, a backache, a lifetime supply of panic attacks and too much coffee.

College has not been all fun and games, at least it hasn’t been for me. There’s the happy moments, the never wanting to forget moments, the moments I wish I could forget, the depressed moments, painful moments and all around an emotional rollercoaster.

My advice to my readers: Do what you love, work hard at it. You will succeed, you will fail, you will cry and you will jump for joy. It will pay off. The stressful all nighters, the fights with loved ones and the internal fights with yourself will continue throughout your life. When you find what you love to do, work hard to keep it, it’s not easy, but it’ll be worth it.

Another year, another $34,000+ in debt and I wouldn’t change a thing.

A daily reminder:

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ONE YEAR LEFT OF UNDERGRAD!

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