The Daily Illini didn’t run the letter that I submitted, even though they called me to verify that they had permission to (I sent it to you, didn’t I?), because it was two hundred words over their limit. I’d thought they had a five hundred word limit, but apparently it’s only three hundred. maybe I’ll write another one soon.
it beats being rejected by grad schools. I haven’t heard from any more of the schools, though. I figure they should probably all respond in the next couple of weeks.
in addition to the inspired idea of getting a CDL and driving a semi for the next year to pay off student loans, I have been considering the idea of working with a couple of friends, buying houses to rehab and sell/rent. maybe that would be nice?
I put a lot of extra thought into the job scene last week when I stormed out of espresso an hour before my shift ended. I had grown incredibly frustrated with the “do-whatever-we-wanna” attitudes of the three other people working. I was on the verge of telling my boss that I didn’t want her to schedule me any more. I managed to avoid the place completely on Thursday, not even going in for my between-class coffee. I planned to tell my boss on Friday that I was quitting, but she wasn’t at work. I took that as a sign that I should give it more thought. Ultimately, I decided that I shouldn’t try to get into another job until I’ve figured out whether or not I’m going to grad school and that sort of thing. I’ll keep you posted.
It’s difficult, though not impossible, to get a new mortgage while on a debt management plan. However, this doesn’t mean it’s advisable, it’s often best to avoid getting any new credit while you’re struggling to pay off what you already owe.