Fall Semester Starting and The Future

I just realized last week while we were in China that classes should be starting again soon. Holy crap! Summer went by so fast! This whole year has gone by really fast. I’m a little stressed, though, because classes start on Monday and the calendar in my school profile says I don’t have anything coming up……………………………..

I emailed my adviser to ask him if I really am registered for classes (which I’d gone to see him to do in April) and also to ask him how financial aid for this semester is going to work. Last semester I had to fill out a bunch of forms and I want to make sure I don’t have to do all that again this semester.

I’m a bit worried, though, because when I checked in the financial aid section of my student profile it says I don’t have a financial aid award for this semester. They screwed up my award last year and we had to do a bunch of stuff at the last minute to make sure I got financial aid, so now I wonder if that is just a typical thing with this school. I’ve heard from several people that they had problems with their financial aid, too, but it’s not as simple for me to fix as for them. I can’t just make an appointment and get it all fixed in an hour. I have to do this over email. I guess I’ll need to stay up late tonight so I can call the school and get answers ASAP. 

I’m only registered for two (hopefully) classes this semester: English 2010 and History 1700. None of the other classes go towards my major. I’m kinda kicking myself for not just picking another one or two random classes, but that’s what I did last time I went to college and felt like I was wasting my time and money. So I’m going to stick to classes for my major. Besides, we leave Malaysia in October, so I don’t want to have a ton of classes to do homework for when we’re trying to get the move situated and I’m trying to find a job and an apartment.

I still don’t know where I’m going after this. Troy is going to Oregon; his company offered him a team lead position there several weeks ago. I’m still not sure if I’m going with him or not, though. He’s also said he’s not sure he wants me to go with him, too. I’ve looked into Seattle, Portland and Phoenix a bit, but they’re all pretty expensive. They’re all places I’ve considered living in the past, so I guess now would be a good time to go check one of them out. Though, I guess I need to find a job somewhere first and then look for an apartment. I can always stay in a hotel for a week or so while I’m working and apartment hunting, but that just seems like such a waste of money.

*sigh* I hate this part. I’m not looking forward to trying to get a job in a new town and trying to find an apartment and then getting all my stuff to my apartment. Oh well. I knew this was going to happen before I moved out here. Doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to it, but I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. Anything worth doing has struggles at some point.

So, wish me luck! With school and with figuring out where I’m going to live and finding a job. And not stressing myself to the point of insanity while doing all of this.

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