Friday, November 27, 2009

I fail at this...

So, I'm sitting here the other day, thinking why the crap doesn't anyone on here write anything for me to read? And I realize durr...you don't write anything either, knob. So I'm writing. Or typing. Or shut your face and just read.


Right now I'm trying to make a decision. I have three options. They are as follows:


1) Keep doin' what I'm doin' and work while I'm going to school next semester...


2) Quit work (or at least go part-time) so I can focus on school without that extra stress...


OR


3) Work all next semester and not worry about school until I get back from my possible deployment...


They all have they're ups and downs...


1 would be the best option financially, but would stress me the freak out and I don't know if I can mentally handle that anymore.


2 is the one I want to do the most because I really want to go to school and I'll still make money going, but I don't know if it will be enough without my job on top of it.


3 would let me just work (and maybe get a part-time job somewhere else, too) so I can just live in stasis and get ready for the deployment.


Ok, so in actuality, I really don't want 3 to happen. But at the same time, I do. But really, I want 2 to happen. Becuase I want to not work anyway. If we can swing it so that it'll work out financially, that's what I want to do.


ON TO OTHER THINGS


How was Thanksgiving? Mine was pretty dang good. I got to see my family (minus one step-brother) and give my little sister hugs and make her feel better 'cause she misses her husband (doof went and joined the Marines...), while at the same time worrying that I might snap her in two. She's tiny.


Having a break from school is nice too. Sure, I had one last month (mental issues followed by swine-flu [yes, I know I said it was fake and stupid and I still believe the media hype is...getting sick sucks, but it was no worse than any other flu I've gotten, so nyah!] contributed to that one) but this one is actually sanctioned by the school.


The only crappy thing is how short the holiday itself was. I had it off work, but still came in today without feeling like I missed a day at all. Lame.


So, let me hear some thoughts on my choices. I like to get other peoples' opinions, even if I don't take them into account :)


That is all.

4 comments:

Conservative Chris said...

Can you be more specific about the deployment? Will it be in the summer, fall?
Another option which you might want to consider is work full time and go to school part time. Taking nine credits instead of 12 or whatever you are taking would save you in the short term, money, time, and stress. Also, you could find a less stressful job so you could do option one...?
While you’re mulling over my additional options I would encourage you to stay in school but obviously not if you cannot afford it. In my opinion, the way the economy is headed; it will be more beneficial to have a paying job for the next few years than a job but both would be the best.
Good luck!

Norte said...

It's financially better for me to STAY in school, since the army pays me to do so and covers my tuition...

As for the deployment, we're scheduled to go in September, if we go.

Conservative Chris said...

So my vote is either just tough it out and do both full time or go part time at work and full time school and start pinching pennies...
Good luck!

Rachel said...

I am all for you going to school. So that would be option 1 and 2. I am currently doing option 2 and it is nice. Having a little extra money is nice, but it sometimes it just isn't worth the stress.