The Hole Burning Through My Wallet

Hola Mi Gente! (Translation: Hello My People)

Ta-daa! I’m on time today! Yay! I haven’t even been in school for a full week yet and I have a list of things I need to hash out money for. First of all, I needed $40 to buy a new battery for my laptop because my professor decided we are going to take online exams in class in a lecture hall with no computers. My battery died a while ago and I thought I would be able to get by but, I guess not. My organization is getting polo shirts for its executive board along with name tags. That is another $30 and some change. I spent $65 over my deferment on textbooks so, I had to pay that. I do not have a printer at this moment. I am using the student printing center but at the rate I’m going now, I may just exceed my 250 page per semester limit. Why do professors use so many slides?

My friends are planning to go to a football game and because I do not have seasonal tickets, it may cost me $50 or more if people are not feeling generous. I may just forgo the game and go to work because I need more money even though we do not have to work during game hours. So far that is already $185, more if you add a printer. I haven’t even added groceries or basic school supplies yet. I feel like crying. Why does everyone want so much money from me? I’m only a student trying to get by in life, have some pity on me.

This is my Wednesday post since; I posted my Wednesday post on Monday by accident. It must be karma for not posting last Saturday. I don’t mind. Blogging releases some pent off energy. My goal for this semester was to try to save money and open up a savings account not spend it. But, it seems that fate has different plans for me. I’m just going to go with the flow for now until I learn how to manipulate the waves.

Thanks for listening to my rant,



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Shika Tamaklo is a pharmacy student attending Mercer University. She is a college lifestyle blogger who writes on fitness, health, student life struggles and, occasionally dabbles in creative writing.

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