Wednesday, August 07, 2002
I've come to a realization, I was comforting a friend of mine who was quite frustrated about her life. She tried to enroll in a local community college, but was discouraged when she saw how much it was per unit, since she lives in DC she is not qualified for in-state tuition, she is left with two possible solutions it's either she moves back to Virginia or take fewer units to alleviate the cost. If she does decides to move back to VA there is really no turning back for her, she has to look for a new place even buy a car, however if she takes some classes and suddenly realize that it was not meant for her (going back to school that is) it will be a waste of money. I feel really bad for her, it was a big step, taking control of your life, but it wasn't meant to be, maybe there are better and bigger opportunities for her, it really depends on how you look at it really it all comes down to the half-empty half-full way of thinking. I've talked to her about it and tried to make the glass half-full, I told her that there are a lot of things that we could still do, and probably going back to school will tie us down from doing it. I mean I still dream of travelling to far away places, and if I go back to school all my finances will be directed to paying my tuition, books and housing. I've figured that I will do it next year while I'm still single and still have month long paid vacations, that I should enjoy life and not think about monetary matters since I am only 22 and there are a lot more important things in life than money. It's funny how priorities shift all of a sudden, how your perspectives change just by one incident that happened to you indirectly. For the first time in two years, I see a glass that is half full.