It’s all so exciting, but it’s also becoming real. I’m turning 18 in a matter of weeks and after that point I’m not a kid anymore. I hate to say it, but we function in a society where it is that black and white. I’m going to Humboldt State University to pursue my undergraduate education at the moment. I plan to major in Environmental Science, and see what happens from there. I am an industrious person, so I’m sure that I will find a steady job one day to pay back all of the money I will be borrowing and all the people who helped me get there. Even though its a state school, I will still end up paying about $20,000/yr. There’s really no way out of this educational black hole. The American dream is bullshit. Now a days, there’s too many over qualified people applying for the same schools and scholarships. There’s not enough space or money to support all of them.
More than anything, I’m worried about Moises. If there is one person on this planet that deserves an education its him. If there’s one person I want to spend my life with and give everything to, its him. It kills me to know he got accepted to a great school and can’t even make the deposit. I want to help him, I want to give him everything I have, and it kills me that I have to worry about myself too.