I have spent the greater part of my morning coordinating payments for college.
Although it is a necessary payment, I couldn't help but gasp at the amount and stress over watching our accounts dwindle down.
But all this stress is directed towards funding my educational efforts.
Is it mis-directed?
I should be thankful that we even have the money to cover the cost of my education.
I should be thankful that I received some financial aid.
I should be thankful for the opportunity to continue my education.
Instead I'm stressing.
It could make a weaker person throw in the towel.
What makes someone push on?
Knowing that the future can be brighter and easier with a degree.
Understanding the importance of education, not only for monetary gain, but for personal growth.
So now I pick myself up. Add the payments to my calendar and work hard to make that money worth it.
Study hard. Learn the most I can. And earn good grades.
In the meantime though.. I'll be collecting quarters and cans to help out with these ghastly costs.