I feel bad for not posting for so long, but it’s been hard trying to find a good WiFi connection around here. However, I’m somehow able to get WiFi in my house from the bowling alley, which is all the way across town! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to maintain this connection so I can’t say that I’m 100% back yet.
So what have I been up to this whole time? I’ve been really busy looking for a job, and so far I have no interviews. I’m really pissed about that, but I need to continue to hunt for a job so that I can move out in July.
Actually, I’ve changed my gameplan a bit since I’m now receiving unemployment (only a hair under $100 a week so I’m not exactly living the high life or anything). Instead of hunting for a job in my local area, I’ll be hunting for a job in the Bowling Green area. That way, I’ll have a job lined up when I move there. Even if I don’t get a job by then, I’ll still have unemployment to live off of until mid-October. I really do want to move out of my parents’ house. I feel as if I’m being stifled here.
Several weeks ago, I was recording a new vlog that I was gonna surprise everyone with. Basically, it was me talking about what I’ve been up to since the hiatus and my plans for moving out and going back to college. However, something came up that threw a big monkey wrench into my plans.
Eriopolis, whom I’ve been planning to move in with for awhile now, told me that he wanted to move in with somebody else and that person doesn’t want to have two roommates. Needless to say, I was incredibly pissed off and hurt by this. So I called the guy and told about the situation and he said that Eriopolis only casually asked him about moving in and didn’t say anything about having a third roommate. I asked him if he’d mind if I roomed with them and he didn’t have any problems with it so long as I’ll have a job in the area lined up. Hmm…
Although the other guy’s cool with me moving in, I’m not gonna do it. I’d rather move into an apartment by myself. Yes, it’s more expensive, but I don’t know anyone else that I can room with. Besides, living with other people can get annoying when you want some “me time”.
So What’s The Plan Now?
The plan now is to continue to find a job in the Bowling Green area in addition to finding my own apartment or small house with the goal of moving in by July-August. I want to find a job before I find a place to live so that I have the income to live there.
I doubt that I’ll have enough money for the deposit as well as the utilities from my unemployment alone so I’ll probably have to commute until I get enough. Nonetheless, I’ll be trying to save up as much of the $48 a week of non-rent money from my unemployment as I can. If I don’t spend a dime of that, I’ll have $600 within three months and a week. Fun!
After I get settled in and financially calibrated, I’m going to work towards my next goal, which is college. I realize that I failed out of two colleges, but I believe that getting my 4-year degree will give me closure to a chapter of my life that has been plaguing me since I left UU in May of 2007. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I packed everything from my dorm room into Eriopolis’ dad’s truck and headed to my cousin’s house.
I can’t get into BGSU with my 1.88 GPA so I’ll need to boost it to at least 2.0 before I reapply. How am I gonna do that? By applying to a local community college! I’m thinking about going to Owens Community College, but there are many others in the area too. I’ll take a couple of general education classes like basic English and math so that I won’t have to worry about taking them at BGSU.
Once I’ve raised my GPA to at least 2.0, I’ll then reapply to BGSU. I’ll see if I can go full-time by getting enough grants to cover not only tuition but my living expenses so that I don’t have to work so much. If going full-time is not a possibility, then I’ll just take as many classes as I can throughout the year (including in the summer). I’ve decided that my major will be Asian Studies with an emphasis on Japanese and my minor in Management Information Systems. I want to put my old credits to good use while focusing mostly on properly learning the Japanese language.
While studying at BGSU, I want to take advantage of the study abroad programs that they have. They range from a full year to just the summer in Japan. Of course, I’ll be blogging and vlogging about the entire experience. It’ll be a blast to connect with new people in Japan!
When I’ve finally graduated, I’ll apply for the JET program to see if I can get to Japan that way. Since I’ll have a 4-year degree, I could also use my new connections in Japan to help me find a job and thus a working visa and housing. I can’t wait!
Despite various hitches and hiccups, my life plan has remained quite consistant over the years.
My Eyes, They Bleed!
Well, I’m going to be heading to bed soon. It feels good to be writing again! Seriously, I’ve felt incredibly lost without blogging and vlogging (especially without a job). Good-night now!