"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
― Walt Disney Company
College is a wonderful thing. I've always been super passionate about getting my Bachelor's after I graduated from my local community college. I'm currently pursuing my degree in Graphic Design to round myself out a bit. This semester, I'm living on campus in order to continue my junior year. I'm living an entire hour away from home in another city, so this made the most sense for my family and I. At first, we thought that my financial aid had covered everything, so I was adjusting to life within the first couple months I lived there.
Everything changed, however, when I received this notification via our college's website:
This is a nightmare! I'm currently on an educational LOA since I'm going to college at a school in another city and won't be returning until the end of May. I also don't have my license and can't drive myself to jobs at the moment. As July approaches, the more anxiety I'm harboring. I'm at a loss of how I'm able to save myself from this burden I've been put under.
I also have no experience with debt collectors, and am terrified of what they might do to either me or my family. I've always lived only a couple inches above the poverty line. I'm beyond terrified and I honestly don't know what to do!
Can someone out there please help me climb over this financial mountain I've found myself on? I'm alone and very, very frightened. Thank you in advance for any small amounts you might be able to help me with. I really appreciate all of it.
What happens when you combine a magical girl with dapper dieselpunk aesthetics? Me, of course! I love all things cute & cuddly, including corgis, penguins, and cupcakes. I also love shonen anime, automail, men in suits, and ink stained fingertips.
I graduated from Carroll Community College in December 2016 with my AA in Visual Arts.
As of Fall 2017, I'm attending UMBC to pursue my BA in Graphic Design.
My dream is to be able to provide for myself as a freelance illustrator/comic artist. If we ever meet in person, let's go out for a nice cup of tea and chat a bit.