Wow, by switching my major and changing to an instate school, I’ve saved us roughly $65,000 for my BA alone. There’s not much change for my husband, about $5,000 if we include his degree instate vs. if he had continued at the crappy university in Canada. If he had transferred to an out of state in the US, too, then we’re looking at saving $65,000 by him going to school with me in my state. :) That means, by not moving to Portland, we’ve already saved ourselves $130,000. We could buy a house with that!
Mmm, seaweed for breakfast. - Says a person from Nebraska.
So, I was thinking, maybe I should use tumblr a bit again? I don’t know, ever since I moved to Canada it seems like everyone I used to know went away but I never even really knew anyone on tumblr. It just feels odd, before I left Nebraska I knew many people and coming….well they’ve all moved away without notifying me. You know at the beginning of last year I had around 107 friends on facebook, all I knew personally, but by December I only had about 35 and they were all family. It’s the same now. I know I’m the one that removed them but it was so annoying to see their selfies and vain comments all of the time. I’ve never been one to worry about not having friends but in a time of need for a job, those vain friends come in handy.
Long time no write, eh?
Well, we’ve moved back to the US and surprise! I’ve been accepted to a university I never should have been admitted to. I must have complained enough to the upper division about their unfair treatment of homeschoolers for them to remember me when reviewing my file - not that my grades didn’t help either. (joking)
Anyway, we decided where to live and….I never thought I’ve end up here, let alone that we’d end up here. We’re in my state capitol instead of the originally planned but too high priced Portland, OR. We found a decent apartment if you minus the cockroaches caused by the dirty downstairs neighbor. Now we just need jobs which aren’t all that hard to come by based on the amount of “now hiring” signs I saw the other day. Regardless, I need to rest and get my barings because: not only did we just move 3 times in one year but the moving was over 5,000 miles of travel! Plus I lost my career goal and part of my future dreams because guess what? Not everyone gets what they want in life - especially when what they want to do requires them to go to university out-of-state when they’re poor.
I had thought of a career in International Business before but changed it after being denied from going to university earlier in my life. Now it seems it’s the only viable option I have if we’re to afford our educations. Not that I can complain much, I now have access to one of the top national universities and their resources.
It just changed my whole future - I should say our whole future, every step is uncertain and taken with caution because we’re just barely treading. I don’t know where this future will take us but hopefully the only place we have to go is up. I’m tired of being poor and struggling to make it day-to-day. But I have to say, even without jobs, we’re better off than we were in Canada - even if it cut the possible wages by 30 - 40%.
For now, we’ll focus on getting my husband into the university as well. Their acceptance rate is pretty low but he’s amazing at marketing and not only would he benefit from attend the university’s program but the university would benefit from having such a bright student.
As for me, I’m going to focus on creating content for FJWH and studying French and Japanese. And of course finding and keeping a decent job.
Wish us luck,
A week! A week and we’ll have the Ok to move the the US. :)
So I haven’t been able to make the video as some very important school work has come to my attention. All I can offer is a photo of myself huddled in a blanket - freezing my *** off in Canada while writing an author paper on Louisa May Alcott.
The irony: It’s already snowing and cold as **** in my hometown in the US.
IN OTHER NEWS!!: My husband finally has a case complete and an interview at the consulate November 20th! We get to move thanksgiving week~ Well as soon as we can pick up his passport and border packet at Loomis but it should be by thanksgiving.
I will be posting a new update on my life to youtube tomorrow. :/ lets see how it’s been since last May.
I’m not OCD, but then again I am. When I find out that I product I had previously trusted and was loyal to is not actually safe - I dump it, I jump wagon.
For example, St. Ives lotion contains many products that - although they’re not paraben - they’re still highly toxic and some have been linked to infertility. Needless to say, a bottle of their lotion is about $4, for $25 I can buy enough ingredients to make two+ years worth of organic lotion or about a years worth if I share it with friends and family. For $25, I’d rather have the peace of mind of what exactly goes into it. Why can’t they just use beeswax? Because a lot of people are allergic to it. Even I thought I was allergic to it but then I remembered my favorite chapstick was based on it and I had no problems with it ,so it had to have been another (chemical) product in the that crap chapstick.
Another example, I love Softlips’ organic line but for some reason the price has increased and their store online is gone…because of that it’s around $6/a tube and very hard to obtain. For the price of about two or three tubes I can make 25 of my own, homemade and have the peace of mind that I know what exact ingredients are in it.
Therefore, when I move to the US I will be making my own. If you’re in the Portland, OR area feel free to contact me about it. Until then, research some of your “trusted” products.
Still alive, just on hiatus as I have too much school work and other life problems that make it so I don’t have enough time to be on Tumblr.
My husband and I are on the last stretch. We actually would have been approved and in the US by now - making a home for ourselves - if NVC hadn’t of RFE’d our @$$ for the Police Record Check- which was already in the documents they okayed over a month ago! That’s right, we’ve been waiting over a month for them to look at one frickin’ page and accept it.
If you guys wanna talk with me about anything to do with PR’s, go ahead and message me. If you have any questions- I’ll do my best to answer them but you’ll have more luck at VisaJourney.