13 July 2010

Progress, Take 2

I feel like I made a lot of progress today. I finally applied for my loan. Talk about scary! It was weird to think that I'll have student loans until I'm in my 30's, but I can't help but feel like I'm coming out way ahead. The number was definitely scary to behold, but it seems like a good deal to me. I get to live abroad for a year, and I'm coming home with a master's degree from a damn good school.

I ended up rescheduling my Visa interview for next Monday. I figured I should wait until I have made progress on my financing before I send in the final Visa application. That, and I couldn't sign into Euclid today, so I couldn't print out my acceptance. Along that vein, I also haven't been able to upload my degree and final transcript yet. It's painfully ironic that the second I was able to finally scan my documents was the moment that Euclid went offline for a week. Damn you software upgrade!

I'm trying to figure out all that I have to get before I go. I went to Kenosha with my dad last night and I was able to buy a new fleece jacket from Columbia. The one that I had bought for the last time I went to Scotland was looking really shabby, so it's nice to get a brand new one that doesn't look so crappy. I'm also thinking that I need to buy a new suitcase. I'm sure that I can take one of the small carry-ons from the house, but our big black suitcases are kind of falling apart. Plus, it will be nice to have something new and sturdy so that I can do some good traveling.

07 July 2010


In the last few days I have made quite a few strides! Yesterday I applied for my Visa. I have an appointment next Tuesday to formalize my application so that I can send it in. That was probably the weirdest feeling. It's the most unstable of all of the things I have to do. Once that gets finalized, I think I'll feel much better.

Today I finished and sent in my housing application, which was very exciting. I liked looking at all of the places that I could choose. The one that I really want is called Richmond Place, which is basically right behind Nicolson Street. It's like 5 minutes from campus and a much newer building, from the look of it. After that I chose Mylne's Court, which is a much older building located by the Old College. Finally, I chose Roxburgh Place. All of them are the same set-up as last time. Apartment style, all single rooms with a kitchen and sitting area.

Tomorrow I am going to work on my loan applications. That will be a little bit scary. However, I'm looking forward to finally getting my transcript. I'm supposed to be getting that tomorrow, so once I send that in I will feel a lot more relief, I think. Tomorrow I'm going to get 2 very big things checked off my list.

01 July 2010


I don't understand people who willingly sit around all day long. Having had my knee surgery on Tuesday, I am restricted in everything that I can do. I basically sleep, pray for the throbbing pain in my knee to go away, and watch TV. I'm used to moving around and doing things! I'm used to having a job. Now, it's like I have an endless amount of free time. What do people who do not have summer jobs do with their time? I'm basically going crazy...but I at least know it's not by choice. I went to the doctor this morning, and I almost passed out just going down the stairs. I'm looking forward to being able to move around...and a shower! I feel disgusting.

How I have filled my time since arriving home on Tuesday:
1.) Watched Seasons 3 & 4 of Sex and the City
2.) Watched Season 4 of Friends
3.) Watched Mighty Ducks
4.) Watched Confessions of a Shopaholic
5.) Organized/Renamed my pictures
6.) Loaded all of my music onto my new computer, then resynced my iPods
7.) Applied for a credit card
8.) Uploaded pictures onto photobucket
9.) Lots and lots of online shopping
10.) Watched first 2 episodes of Mad Men
11.) NAPPED!
12.) Created a new ringtone for my phone

all in all, nothing too sophisticated. Perhaps I should begin a book next?