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12 August 2009 @ 03:07 am
since i've been gone...  
I visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus a couple of weeks ago. My sister plans to attend there next month if she receives decent enough financial aid. She's smart, extracurriculars-oriented, and could've gone somewhere in-state for a great deal, I'm sure, but her heart is set on being a Badger (not like she isn't one already ;). The school so far hasn't been all that generous, but my parents are doing their best to get her in. You can imagine it's been extremely stressful here while waiting for the official yes or no.

I had an interview with a Spa/Teahouse right before the roadtrip, and I'm currently waiting for a callback. The owner said she was going away for a week, and that it would be a total of two weeks in the least before she'd make her decision. So it could be any time now. Even though it's not photography, I'm willing to try it since the hours are good and it seems like an easy job. And if it doesn't happen or fit my situation, it won't dash my dreams or anything.

With the ease of summer, I've thought again deeply about what I want to finish school in. I'm thinking that when I do go back, I'm going to get my bachelor's in graphic design. I'd planned on it years ago, but then I changed it as my artistic interests blossomed and decided on fine arts in general (which is what my associate's is in). Yet what I keep noticing is that I'm constantly drawn back to design, whether it's logos, fashion, typography, simple illustration...I'm confident it can be my passion if I find the proper outlet.

It was Joseph's 21st birthday on Monday. He doesn't drink, so it's not all that remarkable for him, but he made me laugh when he called me to say he was in a bar at the moment and had ordered a Coke. ;) He's a darling. I've decided I'm going to visit him in a month or so unless my parents let him fly here; we'll have to push back the opportunity to move together because of our financial situations.

This week, I'd like to get a haircut and color. Been ages since a professional color job; probably I'll go red again. While we're on superficials, I madly adore this whole outfit, so I'm going to have to find a similar one for about 1% of the cost. Or less.
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Current Music: Fellowship of the Ring Complete Recordings
She's Come Undone: Hopeful: Eowynviva_lla_gloria on August 12th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get the job at the spa/teahouse! That sounds like a pretty cool place to work even though it's not exactly what you want to be doing.
Nikfindmeakor on August 14th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) The owner still hasn't called, but you never know.
Amanchuthe_tim_world on August 13th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I hope you get the job!
So, I'm thinking since I'm going to be busy the next two weekends, if you would like to try and plan something for next month?
Happy Birthday, Joseph!
Nik: dug [tirwen_star03]findmeakor on August 14th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks, it'd be nice if I did.

Yeah, sure. I can call you near the end of the month to talk up some ideas.

He says thank you. ;)
Amanchuthe_tim_world on August 14th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Welcome! It'll help you so much money wise.
Awesome! :)
Christina: mcr- mikey- i'm just a painterfly_meaway on August 15th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Did your sister already get the official yes/no by now? I so hope she gets in if she wants to so much and with your parents trying so hard so if you haven't heard yet, I'll keep my fingers crossed. How did the university look btw? And how was the roadtrip?

I hope you get the Spa/Teahouse job. If the hours are good then that sounds good. And a nice easy job sounds good too. I do hope that soon enough you find a job that has more to do with photography though, but this one sounds nice for now.

You haven't fully decided on if you're going to get your bachelor's in graphic design?

Congrats to Joseph! Hope you get to see him soon too :D

And ohhhh that outfit looks awesome. Not something I could pull off though, but oh soooo pretty! And I think you could do too, so I hope you find that for cheaper ;) And if you get a new haircut/color you do realize you need to share a picture, right?
Nik: look to the west.findmeakor on August 16th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Well, it was pretty bad news for her today. She found out she would have to take out $20,000 in loans, just for this year. My dad wrote to the president of the school today to see if anything could come out of begging. lol. It's a nice-looking campus, very big and social which my sister thought was seriously awesome. The roadtrip was quick, about 2.5 hours each way, so it'd be far enough from home and yet close if she wanted to go back for a weekend or break.

I'm thinking I didn't get the job, as there's still no answer. But that's okay; I just wasn't meant to have it. No hard feelings. :)

I'm about 90% sure I want to go into design of some kind. Otherwise I could go into business. I'd like to start my own one day.

Thanks, I plan to. :D

That model has my basic features, so I really do think I could wear something like that. I found alike shoes from the outfit for very cheap already. ;) And of course!
Christina: gk- n- these worn out shoesfly_meaway on August 30th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
Did anything already come out of the begging? Did your sister manage to figure something out or does she have to go and try something else?
Nik: look to the west.findmeakor on August 30th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. :( The president was moved by the letter, but he gave it to the financial aid head, and she said there wasn't a way. Our family isn't poor enough to have the non-resident fee waived so basically, middle-class families get screwed in something like this. Though my sister coped with it eventually; she's attending community college like I did and is going to apply to the University of Illinois to go in the spring. She should get in, and the tuition will be MUCH cheaper.