My last day of work was last Friday. Upon picking up my last paycheck on Monday, a thought ran through my mind that maybe I should have stayed and worked through this week. After all, I don't leave until next Tuesday, and I could really use the money. So far, I barely have enough saved up for the next two month's worth of rent, utilities, and bills, and I just dropped $98.51 on my ridiculous phone bill. There goes another hundred dollars that could have helped me out with the move.
I forgot to budget for food.
So much for living in paradise.
Hopefully, the job that I applied for in Hawaii works out. I have been keeping in contact with the manger via phone calls and emails. He seems very nice and helpful, and he also seems eager to have me on board seeing as I already have a lot of experience in sales. He gave me a call the other day though, telling me that he had to fill the position that I applied for which was 20-29 hours a week, but he opened up another requisition for me that is 0-19 hours a week. At this rate (granted I even get the job), I would probably have to look into getting a second job. With everything I have to pay for including the fact that I have to save up for full-time tuition next semester, I would have to work at least 30 hours a week.
Here's a Breakdown of the Doom & Gloom:
Minimum Wage in Hawaii: $7.25/hour (before taxes)
Annual Student Loan: $7,500
Full-Time Tuition & Fees: $12,600
Average Cost of Milk/Gallon: $8.00
Rent, Utilities, Bills: $500
I can't afford being a full-time student this semester, and I doubt I would be able to afford it next semester either. However, I do plan to save up to be enrolled in at least 9 credits instead of what I'm doing this semester, which is the half-time equivalent of 6 credits. Two hours of work will buy me one gallon of milk. How sad. At least my rent is cheap. I guess I would have to put having a social life on hold for now.