Starting Over

Gasp!

03/13/2010

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I have exciting news, blogosphere. But I don't want to share it with you just yet, in case it doesn't go through the way I'm hoping it will. 


Oh, the mystery!  The intrigue!  Feel free to leave guesses in the comments. 



In other news, ASL 102 finishes on Tuesday.  I'm hoping enough people have registered for 103 that they decide to run the class.  I'd hate to lose my backup option.


I still need to get in touch with the U of W.  If I can't get a hold of them by Monday, I think I will just skip the phone call and throw everything I have at them, whether they need it or not. 


Not much else to share on my end, except of course for the Big Exciting News (that may or may not come to fruition). 


I look forward to your comments! (Did you catch on to my hint there?)


Much love,


Jenn

 
 
First off:  Yes, I realize it's been over a month since I've written here.  Sorry about that. 


It has recently been brought to my attention that there actually are people who read this little blog of mine.  So hello, mysterious readers!  I hope you are enjoying yourselves. Or rather, I hope you will enjoy yourselves if you're still sticking around.  


I just read an IAmA post on Reddit that was written by a person who has kept a daily journal for the last six years of their life.  I am so jealous of that kind of dedication.  




I discovered an interesting program at the University of Winnipeg a little while back.  It's an integrated Bachelor of Education degree; you finish in five years instead of six.  Unfortunately, it looks like I won't be accepted into it straight away because of my poor marks at Mount Allison.  Curse you, vasculitis!  Curse you, kidneys!  I'll probably still go to the U of W for a regular Arts degree, though, and maybe try to get into the integrated program the next year.  Being a teacher has kind of been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.  


Tuition there is inexpensive in comparison to other places I've looked at, and they offer one bedroom apartments in the Lions Manor for housing.  Cool!
 
 
Looking at apartments again.

Problems.

Landlords want you to have a job before they will lease to you.  I don't want to get a job until I have an apartment lined up, because I want to get settled in and hopefully find a job close by wherever I end up living.

I have enough in my savings to live on for just under a year with absolutely ZERO income.  If I tell potential landlords that, do you think they will be a little more lenient about the whole job thing?  And if I get my dad to cosign, which he said he would? 

Ideally I would like to end up with a combination of apartment, job, and online university where it all works out so that my job covers my living expenses and I pay for university out of my savings and my RESP.

How to go about getting this done? 
 
 
I spent the entire day today planning out a degree from Athabasca University. 

Will it amount to anything?

Got to find out if I can afford it, first.

I'm thinking that if I do decide to go for it, I will see if I can volunteer/intern/whatever at a place in the city that is applicable to the degree.  Maybe work for them as a secretary or something? 

I don't know.  Maybe I'll lose interest in this in a couple of weeks anyway and it will all be a moot point.