Showing posts from August, 2015


I've been going through a season this whole summer of waiting. I was waiting for money for school, and was sure that something would come through that would let me keep all of the extravagant things that I had planned for this semester.

I was assigned to live in the on-campus apartment, which is pretty much top-of-the-line as far as housing is concerned on my campus. It's not actually very easy to get a spot in one of these apartments, especially with two requested roommates. As you can imagine, I was very excited to be moving into an actual apartment with two great friends.

But the weeks went on. We wrestled with the financial aid office for months, ultimately with no results. Honestly, I've been a bit of an emotional wreck this whole past week. The overwhelming weight of not knowing whether or not I'll be in class on Monday, or whether I would have anywhere to live if I did, was crushing. The helpless feeling from the endless phone calls and emails and web searching …