I start Summer semester in 2 weeks.
I didn’t post a thing during Spring semester because it was all such a blur! I had an evening class from 6:20 to 9:30 every Monday, an online class and a Tuesday/Thursday morning class.
I learned 2 important things last semester:
#1: I will NEVER take an evening class again if I can help it! The phrase “I’m too old for this sh**” comes to mind. I was nearly asleep on my feet by the end of each class.
#2: I will NOT take another online class if I can help it! Ugh…considering how much time I already spend on the computer, ADDING another mandatory few hours is nearly mind-melting. MIND MELTING! (I am reiterating so that your can form a mental image.) …you’re Welcome.
So it is after a whopping 3 weeks of “vacation” that I resume school for the Summer. I am taking another Anthropology class. Since my major is Sociocultural Anthropology, I am taking all my lower-level major prep as a part of my G.E. courses.
Also, in the Fall when I took Cultural Anthropolgy, my professor was a man whoo’s still actively in the field and so I am taking his Biological Anthro class this Summer.
Tip: This is a great way to build a relationship with a professor in order to learn more about the field, and your professor will come to know you and the quality of your work and be a valuable reference. You could even gain a lifelong mentor!
So, what is the Summer of Sacrifice?
Our Jeep is down for the count, and even when it’s running it only gets about 20 combined MPG. With gas prices where they are, and other craziness (which I’ll cover in a vlog) we have decided we just cannot afford to drive this car.
We want something with 30+ MPG and we are not going to drive until we can afford a car that is WORTH it!
That’s right….”Carless in San Diego” (haha)
This is going to make our lives a bit more complicated for a while, but once we are behind the wheel getting 35 MPG, we will be able to have SOOO many more fun family outings and dare I say even a road trip?
I will be in school this Summer 4 days a week, and luckily there’s a train stop right in front of my college. It’ll be an hour by public transportation each way, but I am actually thinking it might be nice to not have to drive and just be able to ride and relax & listen to musc or read.
I am going to get a jogging stroller & jog with munchkin to our local farmers market, and maybe we’ll get a cool red wagon to transport groceries. (We luckily live only a few blocks from Vons.)
It’s been 1 week so far and my little one and I have walked all over our city!
So far…so good, and I’m hoping for the best.
This won’t be a quick fix since as of yet we have a grand total of $0.00 in savings, but not driving for a few months will definitely allow for some saving to take place!
PHEW! *wipes brow*
It’s quite the undertaking, but the reward will be great & if not now….when?