September 25, 2008

What they don't tell you...

Terence has taken up Grad school from the ground running. He wakes up early and stays up late. It's exhausting and I can see it. I have faith that God will get him through this and he'll do very well. I just feel like we hardly ever get to see each other these days and find myself counting down the days until when I can go home to AR again. Is that wrong? I mean I like it here, it's just not the same and I really don't have any friends here.
Terence is leaving for Atlanta next month for a conference and I was thinking of going home then too. Amongst all the school loans, paperwork, meetings, interviews, "socializing" they have to do there really isn't much downtime. They don't mess around with this program. Everything they do costs money, on top of all the tuition fees! It's crazy I tell you! We bought the new laptop, then we needed new software, now it's business suits, shirts, ties, shoes, etc. for interviews because they want you to have a certain "image". Even a certain brand of stationary to write thank you notes on (which wasn't cheap!) I understand all that is how you represent yourself, but I guess they just expect American college students to just go into debt doing all of this? Before this adventure Terence and I had NO debt and were financially free and had money in savings and investments. With the way the economy is going though, well..... that doesn't make anyone feel secure does it?

On another note....so glad tomorrow is Friday. I've been sooooo bad this week and I've had a Starbucks EVERY SINGLE DAY this week! I may need to enquire about a Starbucks anonymous meeting sometime, because this is getting out of control.
These are T's new business cards he can pass out. Hopeful he'll pass a LOT of them out..he..he...he.. because the more he can network the better jobs he'll get! And as soon as he gets himself a job then we can start our "baby" plans again!!!! Oh no, I have not forgotten about our plans, I'm just leaving it in God's hands for now! :)
I'm off to bed! Sweet Dreams!

5 comments:

Trina said...

Hi, I found you via Kelly. And I just wanted to tell you we have the exact same anniversary 8/4/01 :)

Tiffany Norris said...

I completely understand! There was so much we didn't know either. Where we are, they don't allow loans, and because we have one scholarship, we're limited on the others we can get. So if you end up not having the money for books and/or fees (as we didn't this past summer)...it's just too bad.
God is good, though, and He will get both of our families through this time!
It's hard being homesick, too, but we're not necessarily planning to return to AL after this. That makes it a little easier to live in the present.
When does he finish? I'll be thinking about you! Take care!

soleil said...

Crazy how expensive all that stuff is! But isn't he going to work at his dad's business when it's all said and done?

I think I've had Starbucks every day this week too! I have a problem that cannot be helped!!

I just sent you an e-mail! We're going to hang out next week and eat lots and lots of chocolate!!

Brittany said...

TCU huh!?! I began my college career there, too bad I my family didn't have enough moolah for me to stay! Not that it didn't work out for the best. I grew from that experience. I enjoy reading your blog and I hope you enjoy DFW as much as I do! Isn't the area around TCU so beautiful?!

Brittany said...

TCU huh!?! I began my college career there, too bad I my family didn't have enough moolah for me to stay! Not that it didn't work out for the best. I grew from that experience. I enjoy reading your blog and I hope you enjoy DFW as much as I do! Isn't the area around TCU so beautiful?!

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