I guess no one is probably reading this anymore, since I haven’t posted in like, what, a year? I’d kinda forsaken this blog because, you know, effort and shit, but It’s almost ten thirty, I’ve been laying in bed trying to sleep for the last hour and a bit, and it’s just not coming. So I decided, may as well share it with the internet, because no one cares anyways! \o/
I’m sure everyone knows what I’m talking about when it comes to being fucking exhausted all day, then getting home and wanting to just pass out, then when you do finally lay down to sleep, you just can’t. Then you end up staring at the ceiling for an hour and crying over the misery that is your life and screaming at your body “Why the fuck are you doing this to meeee!”
That’s what I’m doing anyways. I should apologize for the swearing. I’m too damn tired to edit it back out… besides, it carries the message a bit more. I truly do hope to start posting more regularly if I can get the rest of my shit sorted out.
For those of you following me that don’t know me IRL, I finally started University this semester. Because I live with my fiance, I also had to keep working full time. My hours dropped a bit to accommodate my school schedule, and I have to say, if I thought I was poor before, holy shit it’s nothing compared to now.
This has led to me to look a lot into the issue of student debt. HOLY SHIT!
Did you know:
In September 2010 the amount of student loans owed to the Government of Canada surpassed $15 billion dollars—more than the debt of some provinces. Worse, the $15 billion figure does not include approximately $5–8 billion in provincial student debt or personal debts such as credit cards, lines of credit, and family loans
That’s four years ago! And it hasn’t gotten better! Of the 70% of people who don’t pursue post-secondary education, due to financial reasons, 1 in 4 state that the main deterrent is debt accumulation.
[Information cited from here]
What the hell is wrong with out Government, that people have to forgo an education just so they can scrape by? It’s a viscous circle too! No money for post-secondary > generally a lower paying job > never enough money to go to post-secondary school and get the degree for the better paying job that would stop you from always just making ends meet…
As a student, this is apalling. I know that I will have to take out student loans. The thought terrifies me. It is one of the worst loans to have to pay off, and I probably won’t be rid of them for years!
Anyone else wanna share some #studentlife pains? Post in the comments below and share your story, or tweet at me (@angelichomicide). Doesn’t have to be money related, but I’d love to hear your woes and happinesses (is that even a word), regarding edumacation!
And to end this ridiculously long returning post, a picture that I’d like to share that sums up my above statements about student debt.