Summer is winding down. High school resumes on September 10th and the local community college begins classes in exactly two weeks.
I posted so much about taking a gap year, wanting to commute, and being willing to make the necessary sacrifices. Well, there was one I wasn’t willing to make: money.
The tuition of the college I originally wanted to attend skyrocketed. It went from just above $7,300 to a giant $48,000! I mentioned this to a friend who will be a college sophomore this year and he said (jokingly) that’s why he hates college. But $48,000 is in no way affordable to me right now and it wouldn’t be affordable to me at the end of my gap year either.
So, I decided I’m not taking a gap year after all. Instead, I’m going to the local college in my town. The best part is my best friend is also attending. It’s highly unlikely we will share any classes, but it’s an excuse to get together everyday since we can meet up before classes start or after they finish, assuming they do so at the same time. And if not, we can still meet up afterwards on occasion. Yes, being in any place where my friends also currently are makes me very happy. 🙂
But it’s amazing how fast plans can change. Still, no complaints. I can afford it, and I’ll be with my best friend. Life is good. At least, for now.
I had some summer plans last year, but unsurprisingly, none of them happened. Well, one did, but that was because of my school’s summer program. We went to the beach on the last day. But besides that, I didn’t do any of the others. However, I plan for this summer to be different. Since I’m no longer coddled like an infant and won’t have to rely on someone else for transportation, things will be easier.
- Find work. Not just a summer job. I want one that can last through college. At the very least, last until I start college. If I can work in the evening, that’ll be great, but I’ll take anything.
- Renew my library card. This was something on my list for last year, but no one wanted to go to the library, so I couldn’t. Now, I can go alone.
- Attain my driver’s license. This makes me anxious. With everything that’s happened with my grandfather’s car, I’m not even sure I want my own, let alone be behind the wheel. But I really want to have my license.
- Spend time out of the house and outside of camp. I love to stay indoors, but the main reason I don’t go out is because I can’t go alone. Since I’ll be able to, I want to spend a little more time outdoors. Whether that’s just taking walks, hanging around the game store, or window-shopping, I want to be outside for some time.
My list is shorter than last year, but that’s more because they’re not only confined to summer. Since I’ll finally be out of school, I can’t really call it a break anymore. Plus, ultimately, there is one goal I have that these fall under.
Enjoy my gap year!
My summer break ends next week. Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Needless to say, I am beyond unhappy about this. But the one good thing is I get to see my best friend again.
My best friend went away on vacation. I didn’t see her all summer and had no contact with her beyond wishing her a happy birthday on her facebook page. I like her as my friend more than I hate school, so putting up with school is worth seeing her.
My favorite thing about my friend? She’s adorable. She’s short and she hates it, but I love it. She’s just so cute. And as the title implies, she’s also a tomboy. She wears pants all year and the girliest thing about her is her long hair (which she cut, but is still long).
But she’s not just cute. She’s got the sweetness to match. Sweet as sugar, pretty as a flower, cute as a kitten. I’ve never seen this girl mad and I won’t try to make her mad either.
I don’t care if this post makes me sound I like I have a crush on her (I don’t). I’m just happy that my best friend is the most adorable tomboy ever.
They don’t make us change our clothes for occasions where it’s not necessary.
Apparently, my grandfather thinks dinner at any place outside the house is fancy because people will be around. I just changed into a different shirt and different pair of jeans. My grandfather may as well be blind. Everybody knows me and has already seen me. In short, they don’t care if I’m in the same clothes or not.
And I don’t think I should be going by an old man’s definition of “cute”.
Summer camp started this past Monday. Today’s the third day. It has been terrible! The first day was awful, the second day was a little better, today was good until the end and tomorrow will be positively dreadful. I don’t even like my counselor anymore (the therapist who talked me into going). She has become hell in disguise.
I can’t leave. Well, I can, but then, everyone will ask me a bunch of questions and I can’t deal with that. I do know when September rolls around, I will NOT be going to see her. The camp ends August 2nd. That’ll be the final time I see her. Then, I can forget her.
As far as I’m concerned, the only good thing about this is I’m not worried anymore. She was very nice (hence why I liked her) and I sometimes thought about how much I’d miss her when I finally graduate high school. Now, I know I won’t miss her at all.
I just want this bad week to end.