I am actually too poor to run…the 1/2 marathon.
I called the financial aid man today, because I wanted to confirm that I was going to get loan money for my 2011 school year. My tuition is 31,500.00/yr. I maxed out my loans this year and with some family support have made it through.
The financial man told me my worst nightmare ‘we’re sorry but the US Gov’t is going to most likely pull all loan disbursement to overseas nursing programs next year. So you need to pretend as though you have no loan money.’
I wanted to die. puke. cry
You see…if I save every single penny and budget that my car doesn’t break down and live off of 100/wk for the next 18 months (food, going out, gas) I can scrape by.
Thus, a 90.00 training program and 90.00 entry fee to a 1/2 marathon isn’t going to be possible. I am sorry to say that I am actually TOO poor to run races and compete I am afraid.
There is a silver lining. I have Summer Shape Up which is kicking my ass. I have the road, the mountains, the ocean to keep myself in shape with. So right now, I am going to bail on the 1/2 marathon and stick with the SSU and the gym that I have.
If I don’t head to India in December for a uni course...I am going to pinch, save, and beg my parents for a plane ticket to the Las Vegas 1/2 marathon with MizFit. I couldn’t imagine a better way to cash in my 1/2 marathon virginity than with MizFit (awkward)
So…yeah I guess I have to start making sacrifices. Pinching pennies and realising that I can’t have it all.
If I want to live my dream of being a nurse, I have to sacrifice.
If I want to live my dream of being healthy, I have to make choices.
Have you ever had to sacrifice parts of your desires due to money?