I'm planning a big move across state for college next fall semester. I'll live off campus on my own in a studio apartment. I need to learn how to drive and buy a car, and I'll be about 4500 short for tuition. Do you have any tips for this. Also I'll definitely have to work full time and I'm worried about that balancing act.
Are you dead set on living on your own in an apartment off campus? I highly recommend that you reconsider dorming, at least for this first semester. Living on your own for the first time is not easy, it might be helpful to have an “in between step” of dorming and being away from your parents.
Contact your local DMV and start taking driving lessons ASAP. Maybe someone in your family has a car that you can practice with until you save up enough money to buy your own car?
If you don’t already have a job, start looking for one. Try to find one that offers more than minimum wage and the possibility of small raises/promotions. When you interview, don’t tell them that you’re planning to leave for college next fall, some employers will hold that against you because you’re not going to be a long-term employee. Check out these posts:
William was shrieking with laughter. Sara, the first love of his life, was
showering him with attention, kneeling to clip his nails as he floated
airplane-style in his father’s arms. Mulder
wondered if there was any adult equivalent of the rapture a child experienced when
caught off guard and swept up into the air.
The giggling was contagious and Mulder began to chuckle
too. Sara smiled, letting Will tug her
blonde braid as she wielded a tiny scissor.
“Ahhhh, isn’t this better?
This is how they’re supposed
to be. Now you can play with your wrists
up and be a virtuoso,” Sara said
theatrically to William, who didn’t seem to notice her hamming it up. Nail grooming was the very bane of his
existence. But the insistence of his beloved
piano teacher plus a little surprise airplane-position seemed to do the trick.
The task of hiring the piano teacher had fallen to
Mulder. Scully had wanted to be there,
then sighed guiltily as the hospital called.
Mulder’s idea of a piano teacher, like all his ideas, was a little
“It doesn’t have to be an old man with white hair, a black
velvet vest and a monocle. Just meet
her,” Scully had insisted as she left him waiting to meet Sara. The girl was just a recent music school grad with little
teaching experience, but William immediately liked her, and she was willing to
come all the way out to their house, even though there were no neighboring
children to make the trip worthwhile.
There were no neighbors, period.
I was also in a school play called “The Cabbages.” I think we all played cabbages, and I had to eat cabbages on stage while dressed as a massive cabbage. I hated my greens, so I was half gagging. That was my first experience suffering for my art. I have long been a committed actor. And that’s a joke, you know.
On playing General Hux:
I liked him because he allowed me to explore the notion of authority — he’s someone who enjoys authority and holds onto it at all costs. The costume was brilliant and added a whole other layer for me. We talked about the idea that he’s an obsessive and probably doesn’t sleep much. So he was pale with dark eyes. We wanted him to look like somebody who was dead set on one thing.
On living in Ireland:
I think it’s important to keep a place here. There’s an importance to not living out of a suitcase — at least in my head, there’s always a home somewhere. I think it’s good not to have boxes of stuff in your parents’ house…. My agents would never put any pressure on me to move. They want me to be happy as well as getting jobs. I’m comfortable in Dublin. I like it being my home.