College tuition has risen by 553% since 1984. One GIF shows just how harsh that is
This is why anyone who went to college before the 1990s can shove their “Hey, I worked my way through school and graduated with no debt” talk…
Physically hurting looking at this.
I “escaped” college in 2006 and it was crazy expensive back then! I can’t even comprehend what today’s students are going through.
And this is why when my mom says “I paid my tuition portion working at (insert minimum wage job here) and had money left over” I tend to get a bit irate.
She also came from a family that had /six kids/, so she qualified for all kinds of tuition assistance and grants.
I got absolutely no financial aid at all. No grants. No scholarships. Nothing. Despite graduating from highschool with academic honors and a near-perfect gpa. They don’t care about academics anymore, it’s all about the money.
A quick speedpaint of the Coronado Bay area
In order to become the supreme adult, you must perform the seven wonders:
- Public speaking
- Not being afraid of teenagers
- Calling the doctor yourself
- Arguing without crying
- Having a normal sleep pattern
- Having an answer to the question ‘what do you want to do with your life?’
I can and have done all of them… except for calling my doctor myself.
I still totally just mention to my mom when she has to call the doctor for something else to mention I need a refill on my prescription.
I hate talking on the phone as a whole. It’s absolutely awful because there’s no body language and I barely pick up on social queues as it is.
Look who’s being featured for the Awesome Con Spotlight!
Yeah they were out of the green one when I bought them ; _ ;
Awe ;-; that really sucks.
It was almost a whole set!
Guess what kind of dome necklaces I’m making next? =^¤^= #luckycat #augustantoinette
The green one is missing o.o
A little bit of an Update.
I know I’ve been doing quite a bit of reblogs lately. Sorry for that, sometimes I can’t help myself. So here’s what’s been going on lately:
JOB TRANSITION: I’ve finally gotten away from DEB. I started at Target last week and I’ve been far better off since. Admittedly, the change was a tad wonky because I had to skip a paycheck week, and the training hours are killing me in terms of sleep. So between that, school, and homework I’ve been running on fumes.
SCHOOL: Speaking of, it has been an…odd? semester. I’ve had work to do, but it feels lighter than it should at times, but I still find myself stressing.
For those of you that know me well, you know I’ve been an extreme academic my whole life. I retain information, I actually enjoy school itself (just not the social aspects of it 90% of the time), and I work hard.
But to be honest… lately I’ve not enjoyed it so much. I want to finish out my degree, simply because I want it and I don’t have that much time left. (I’m already pretty close to being a senior).
I just have a hard time getting into the projects these days, with the exception of those I’ve been doing for motion design.
There are days where I just want to drop it all and go “screw it, I’m just going to jump into freelance work”. I won’t. because I am a stubborn little shit, but lately I have been coming home and just crashing because I’m burned out.
CONVENTION?: For those of you that might not know, I’ll be at Awesome Con Indy, October 3rd-5th. It is an absolute confirmation, and they did feature interviews off all the artists that you’ll be able to see in the upcoming weeks before the convention. You should come see me! I’ll have some leftover promo copies of Shifter Becoming with me, and some new prints!
EQUIPMENT: I got to upgrade my laptop! I got financing through amazon and snagged myself an MSi Apache.
I….suddenly feel really old….
And I remember when dodgeballs were these big hard red things
And now they’re tiny and squishy…. so people aren’t as scared to get hit with one, and they don’t have the same harsh aerodynamics.