I just wish I knew that everything was going to work out one way or another.
I'd been considering going to a 2 year school to brush up on my office skills. I've been in the banking industry since 2000 but most of it has been behind the scenes, with the exception of about 4 months as a Teller. The majority of my banking career hasn't actually been in a bank branch and I've worried that applying for any kind of office job, the hiring manager might not realize that. By having the schooling, I figured I'd be more likely to be considered for certain positions than I am now.
My thought process was that since I can't find a job right now anyways, I was hoping to live off grants for the time being and just focus solely on school for awhile. Well, that didn't work out so well... I only got $1200 in grants for 2 years. I really thought I'd qualify for more.
So then I decided to go to a 4 year university near here. A friend of mine goes to school there and makes enough in grant $ to not have to work. Unfortunately, I'd called a week too late to be able to get into the upcoming semester. They'd possibly make an exception for me if I could prove I'd been in the hospital or out of the country or had some other kind of extenuating circumstances. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't make one just because I called a week too late for information.
I've already registered and am just waiting to hear back about financial aid now. The new semester doesn't start until January though and my unemployment runs out at the beginning of October. I don't know how I'm going to be able to support myself between October and January so I'm freaking out a little. Ok, a lot! And then there's always the possibility that I still might not get enough in grants to live on. My biggest fear right now is losing my house.
I have so many questions and so little answers. No wonder I can't sleep at night!