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Nov
09

changes galore

The past few days rendered the month of November as the month of ginormous changes in my life. Most of the time life throws you a curve ball that you can hit with your usual or just slightly increased amount of force; however, every now and again that pitch is pure perfection that you have to exert the extra effort and concentration to hit it out of the park. What happened these past few days is that perfect curve ball.

It began right before my trip to the Motherland. I received a letter from my wonderful federal government informing me that I am approaching the limit for my student loans. Honestly, I have not kept up with the number of weeks I have been in school nor was I aware of this limit. Nevertheless, it clearly stated on the letter that I am approaching it. Considering my very busy schedule, I opted to address this matter upon my return.

My return from the Motherland was welcomed with organized chaos. I mentioned in a previous post that class immediately started for me along with a new job. This pretty much occupied my time and energy that I made the decision to delay my inquiry regarding the issue a little while longer.

Then came mid-October.

I finally had the respite that I needed and I contacted someone from the student loans office. The provincial government informed me that I was not even close to reaching the limit on their end. The federal government, on the other hand, proceeded to tell me that I was actually not approaching the limit. I was past the limit! The person I spoke with continued to explain to me that it means they are halting my loans after this year unless I switch to a doctoral program on which they will extend my time frame. This places me in a bit of a conundrum since I still have my practicum year left before I finish my master’s degree. Eventually I do want to enroll in a doctoral program, but at the same time I want to finish this degree so I can work on acquiring my license. Also, the program I am currently interested in requires a master’s degree as its requirement. As a result, I have been in such a pensive mood that I could not even post anything until now. For now though, I do not have a solution yet. It’s still a work in progress.

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2 Responses to “changes galore”


  1. 1 Mamabeek
    November 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hmm… I tend to think of this less as an age thing and more as a maturity thing, which unfortunately isn’t always connected with age (though you do get a pass or two if you’re in the appropriate developmental stage to behave like an idiot). It’s just sad that so many in our culture, and in other cultures as well, can’t have fun that doesn’t involve inebriation. As a 40 something, the idea of “acting my age” is horrifying! I don’t want my age to be stereotyped and people to judge me based on my clothes, my hair and my choice of entertainment! No, I’d prefer to just be appreciated for who I am. Anyone, of any age, who makes an ass of herself ona regular basis thanks to being high or drunk has a serious problem. I have less disgust than alarm for these people. I hope they figure it out before they kill themselves or someone else.

    Sorry to hear your friend is so lost. It IS hard when your models don’t lead anywhere sane. 😦

  2. January 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Mamabeek: just a smidge delayed but i’m guessing this is in response to a diff post? 🙂 anyway, i do agree with you with regards to stereotyping individuals based on age. as i look younger than my actual age, i still deal with being labelled a teenager depending on my attire. i have just shrugged it off and considered it as part of life.

    also, you’re right it is a maturity thing. sadly, this friend is mature in other aspects yet throws every sense out the window when it comes to partying and drinking. she also drinks and drives which is a different issue (and maybe post) all together.


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