I am back at my apartment for school and have decided I need to change my spending habits. After buying my digital SLR camera I realized I like to buy things, and although I think I am better at not spending my money on frivolous things than a lot of people my age, I can still do better. San and I have promised one another that we will only go out to eat three times together over the course of the next three and a half months. Even though we both love to cook (he is in the food business and graduated from culinary school as a pastry chef), we are tired on the weekends and go out to eat instead of making food ourselves. This adds up every week and is unnecessary, so we’re cutting it out.
I have personally pledged to buy as little as I can from retail stores. Instead, any clothing, home accessories, cooking items, etc. will be purchased second-hand from consignment stores. San and I like to walk around stores when we spend time together because it is free, but in reality, it causes me to splurge on things I don’t need, and when I say
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Even though the beginning of a new school year can be a little daunting, I can’t help but appreciate the education I am lucky enough to receive. I feel so blessed to be able to go to the school I go to and to actually do well at it. A lot of people go to school and party, but that just isn’t me. Seriously, I have a decorating/craft blog! I just cannot see myself wasting something so beneficial and something I am so lucky to receive. Sure, I’m going to be paying for it for a long time, but even if I don’t land a job right away with our economy the way it is, I will never regret it because it has been a life-changing experience. I have learned so much already, not even just about academic things, but about life. I have taken philosophy courses about what it means to be a human person and about ethics. These will benefit me and my understanding of the world and people around me more than most classes one takes in college. I also took a class on Christian marriage, as well as two other theology courses. I feel so much more prepared for marriage, but know that I also am not ready for that yet. I know a lot about psychology, music, Spanish, English, family-related topics, history, math, science, and so much more! I am supremely lucky to have these resources available to me that have already made a huge impact on my
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I’m all moved in to my apartment. I don’t have any pictures at the moment because life became very hectic very quickly, but I hope to get into a routine tomorrow or Thursday and will have normal posts then. I’m very drained from my first day back at work at the cafeteria because we had a picnic lunch and thousands of people showed up. There was a lot of running around, a lot of not knowing what to do, and a lot of sweat being out in the hot sun. Luckily, the rest of the week I will be swiping cards and monitoring who gets into the cafeteria. It should settle down a bit soon (I hope). My first day of classes is tomorrow. I’m excited, but need to catch up on sleep. I hope to show my room in the next couple days! Have a great week!
I have finished packing up all of my belongings and am just waiting until ten tomorrow to hit the road for school. Am I happy? Sure. Am I sad? Sure. This is my third time doing this, but every time I start out really excited, but then get sadder and sadder as the moving date approaches. It never gets any easier. I even took a summer class this year (which ended only a month and a half ago), and yet I still feel like I have been home forever and school was just a dream. It somehow always feels like the first time every time I leave for school. I know it will really be sad once my parents leave, but once I get back into the swing of things, I will feel better, but a little sadness will always be left
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