Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maine Melodrama

So Maine and the graduate studies program associated with it are turning out to be surprisingly difficult.

Full ride: Check
Teaching position: Check
Monthly stipend: Check
Funds to move out there so I can partake in all of this academic goodness: Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...........

Seriously it should not be this difficult. I worked hard to obtain the things that I have. It's beyond frustrating feeling like I can't partake in what I've earned because I don't have money to get out to Maine. I can't feel OK turning down these amazing awards and positions simply because I haven't the ability to MOVE!

Turns out though, moving to the completely opposite side of the country is more expensive than anticipated.

Apartment deposit:$500+
First two months rent (since I won't get my first stipend, grants or possible loans til mid September):$1200+
Food to live on for two months:$400+
Attending Graduate school while simultaneously not living in a homeless shelter:Priceless.


  1. Hey there!
    Don't worry about the sign language thing. . . I actually found a really cool website online and learned it pretty quick. I also heard that you were in the process of moving. I know life gets crazy, so don't feel bad for not calling back.

    I'm sorry you are stressed about Maine. I wish there was something we could do to help out.

  2. Looks like it's all working out as planned now. I'm very glad. You deserve it. :) I don't want to say this, but I told you so. Now suck it up and quit your complaining.