City girl who moved from Chicago to LA then back to Chicago to follow her dream of being an urban planner. Rants, raves, insight and gobbledegook with some style.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Broke Student Preparation
It has occurred to me that while at school I’ll be poor. Clearly I will not be homeless shelter, food pantry poor, but rather, supported on borrowed money poor. I have been scouring the UCLA work-study job board for any sort of job that pays above minimum wage or doesn’t require medical research lab technician skills. Curly’s inspirational encouragement about finding a service industry job (see previous post) has put my brow in a furrow. While I want to revel in my last few days of life in Chicago, soaking up every event , awesome restaurant and drop of booze I can handle, that voice of reason is beginning to shriek: YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PAYCHECK IN A FEW WEEKS TO PAY THIS OFF!!
This puts me in a pickle: Live in the present and enjoy the last of my days in the best city in the world or start pinching pennies?