I am seriously starting to have a panic attack here. It has hit me just how hard this next semester is going to be.
1) I am moving out on my own.
2) I'm dropping from full time to part time status at work due to the demands of my class schedule and the uncompromising work schedule.
Here's where I start to panic. Moving is going to cause an incredible hike in my rent. From approximately $300 a month to closer to $500. Dropping from full time is going to mean my boss revokes my insurance suppliment meaning that I am now responsible for all 100%, $200, of it (if I want to keep it). This also means that I will no longer be receiving my scholarship funded by my boss which has equaled approximately $800 per school year. Not to mention the simple fact that my paycheck will be dramatically smaller and there will be no more personal time and paid vacation days.
Is college worth this? How in the world do people do this on their own? I hate to complain, because I know there are people out there who have it worse than I, but I tell you what, this is damn hard. I pay all my own bills, I have a nice car, I have a retirement savings plan (which now that I think about it, may be taken away too). I have many things for which to be thankful for, but it seems that all those things are slowly but surely being threatened by my quest for higher education. What the crap?