How I’m Saving $20,000

Hey friends,

It’s been a while. And by a while I mean way too long. I don’t know why I can’t keep up with posting consistently. Honestly life just gets busy and blogging unfortunately becomes a low priority. You don’t know how many times I think, “wow I should blog that” and then end up getting busy, falling asleep, playing Pokemon Go, etc…😁

I’ve also been feeling a little lack of inspiration lately, so I really am going to try to blog more but I need input on what to blog about…(Comment your ideas on what I should write about…)

Anyway, I did get a comment a week or so ago asking to post about why I decided to stay here and go to Community College rather than a four year university. This is something I haven’t really liked talking about just because it seems to be all anyone has asked me about for the last few months. However, after struggling with the decision for quite a while I finally settled on what I was going to do and I feel pretty content with my decision. So here is my reasoning:

Okay, so I honestly think it’s a little crazy to expect everyone to go straight into a four year university, knowing their major and life plan right after high school. I mean, if you are one of those people who has that all figured out already good for you, but that’s definitely not the norm. And that’s definitely not me. Yet, it’s something that seems to be looked down upon, if you don’t have figured all out.

As I said earlier, I  really struggled with the decision to not go off to a four year university. I felt a little bit like a loser to be honest. In my mind people were going to think things like “wow, she’s dumb…not going anywhere in life,” and maybe they will. But I had to make the decision to not care.

After I took out my fear of what others would think, what I actually wanted to do become really clear. And that was; I didn’t know what I wanted to do. As in I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my future career, life path. So I thought, why would I spend a ridiculous amount of money to go off to a four year university when I don’t even know what I want to do?

For my senior oral boards I even calculated out the amount of money I would be saving by not going off to a four year university right away. It was right around 20,000 dollars. Which is crazy. I mean keep in mind that I did do running start for two years of high school and do have a significant head start on finishing my AA, but still. Crazy. 

So that’s my plan as of now, finish up my AA at Green River and then go off to maybe UW or Central, I’m not sure! If any of you have any experience at either of those schools comment your opinions!


Ruby Marie

P.S. I know the comment also said to write about my boyfriend but I don’t know what to write about him lol, but just know he is perfect🙈


4 thoughts on “How I’m Saving $20,000”

  1. Hey Ruby, I don’t have experience with UW or Central but I went to Eastern Washington University and am now working at Spokane Community College. I completely understand saving money by finishing your AA first and I applaud you for that decision. EWU is the most affordable 4-year in WA and I’d be happy to answer any of your questions when you get to that decision. For now enjoy your AA and soak up the learning 🙂

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