Countdown to Aberdeen: 69 days
Actual Work Days left: 17 days!!!!! (Wow that’s crazy) I love 3-4 day work weeks.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I had a great time this year for the 4th of July. A couple of friends and I had a BBQ, set off some fireworks, and then decided to go to the park and watch the professional firework show. The Coeur d’Alene Firework show was actually quite fantastic this year. They went all out for the finale. I wish I had a video to show you.
I’ve also been working on getting everything finalized for school. Over the past two weeks I have been working on my Student Visa application. The whole process was slightly confusing and even now I wonder if I completed it correctly. Since I live in the United States I started my application online and paid online. After you do the quick online application you have two more forms to print out and complete and make sure you have all of your support documents. The fee for the visa was also more than I was expecting. They must have recently raised the price. The visa cost over $400.00. Ouch!
My next step is moving out of my apartment. I am dreading this. I’ll have to go through all my documents and belongings(which needs to get done anyways) and pack everything into storage bins to store at my parent’s house. I have a friend letting me stay in a small studio apartment for free for the month of August until I leave in September. HUGE MONEY SAVER. Which means I need to be out of my apartment by the end of the month. Wish me luck!
I recieved a Welcome letter from my Professor at Aberdeen going over some details of the Strategic Studies program. Included in the letter was a recommended reading list. I have never been so excited to recieve a reading list! I checked out my local library which did not have one of the books listed. Instead I purchased several of the books online. I think they’ll be great references for any papers I’ll need to write.
Stay safe everyone there’s a lot of changes going on in the world!