A little over a year ago, I resolved to wake up earlier in the mornings. I wasn’t too successful. Though I’ve certainty made progress, particularly in the latter half of 2013 (thanks to a job over the summer and many calculus study sessions).
And though time is far too precious, I find that making use of it when you’re on a holiday break gets tough. Come next year, the goal is to get my transfer applications done. A job and scholarship in the bag would be great, too.
This past semester, a small scholarship from the Fairfax Library Foundation helped cover for a good portion of tuition. The morning I got the news was one of those “I can’t believe I’m awake” moments– in every meaning of the word awake. Paying for college as an immigrant student is a feat, so the smallest help is a great relief.
Come next year, I’m also resolved to put my immigration status in the background. I’ve found that the constant reminder is a sort of an unnecessary pressure on the limits of my imagination. I remember being in high school and paper documentation being the last thing on my mind.
No paper should ever validate a person’s dreams.
cheers for tomorrow