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Monday, September 03, 2012

Hi! I'm back from vacation and it's surreal. I had a great time - my only complaint is that we never found time to go kayaking - and we enjoyed a really tough 2 hour hike, attempted mountain biking, walked all over cute Camden, Maine, and visited both of my grandmothers (who are both loving at 85 and 90 years old, respectively!) I found time for a sweet road ride on my own, but I didn't go all that far because the area where we camped is ridiculously hilly. Overall, everything was FANTASTIC.

Now we've been back home for a day, and I managed to smash my left pinkie toe on a table leg this morning. Now it's all swollen and bruised (possibly broken? Who knows with toes, especially pinkie toes...) and looks freakish, but I'm amused that I managed to hurt myself at home in my apartment rather than running around in the wilderness for a week. I have a school orientation tomorrow, but suddenly that's up in the air again (STRESS!) Apparently as an undergrad my school let me take out $653 more than the undergrad subsidized student loan limit. That sounds so inconsequential, but it's the last stumbling block for me finalizing my financial aid - I have to try to get something called a reaffirmation from my lender, which means I agree to pay back that extra 650 bucks someday. But some lenders don't give that? And if I can't get it, I can't get financial aid. ARGH! I'm pretty burned out by this process at this point, and I've been working toward becoming an LMT for a long time, but now I'm at the point where I'll follow up with the lender, but if it doesn't work out than it just wasn't meant to be. Better to avoid the extra thousands of dollars of debt and find something else to do with my life than deal with endless stress...

Anyway, the vacation was lovely and everything I'd hoped. And now, we're full swing into fall and busy activity. PLUS, I have a big interview tomorrow, so all of my plans might just turn on their head in an instant. I know it sounds like I'm all over the place, but at least it's with positive things!
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  • MISSG180
    Welcome back! It sounds like you had a great time!
    3100 days ago
  • IRONBLOSSOM
    Good luck with the lender, I hate all my student loan servicers, but that's partly because I know they would LOVE to keep me in wage slavery for the next 27 years! (30 year loans.) However, I have a PLAN to get out of debt within 10 years...and as long as things keep going well I'll make it, the bast***s can't keep me down!

    This sounds like it was completely their/the school's fault anyway, not like anything you did or could have done to avoid it. Hopefully they'll realize that and help you out!
    3101 days ago
  • BILL60
    Glad you enjoyed yr vacation. Good luck with your lender.
    3101 days ago
  • SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    I'm glad you had such a fun time on vacation. You are right....how ironic it is that the table leg did you in after trying mountain biking! You could tell everyone it was a tree (if the table is made from wood).
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    3101 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    Welcome back! Sounds like you had a lovely time. You can go kayaking next time. lol Good luck with all the possibilities you have bouncing around!
    3102 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Welcome back! Full plate, busy life. Lood guck with the lender!
    3102 days ago
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