Life Update

It's been a while since I updated the forum on my doings, so I figured I'd sum it up; briefly, since I'm not really able to express how I feel about any of it at all!

- On Sunday, I graduated from the College of William and Mary magna cum laude. The combined exultation of success and grief of leaving my favorite place in the world is absolutely overwhelming.

- I have been accepted to and will attend Columbia Law School in NYC in the fall. Terrifying and exciting in so many ways! Incredible debt, huge new city, but also amazing school and fantastic new city.

Now begins my summer of transitions in the middle!

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MeiLin's picture

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Yay for graduating! It's that season now, I imagine you won't be the only one around here with the mortarboard hat. Smile When are you moving to NYC? How exciting!

MsGamgee's picture

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Mid-August! Until then, I'm at home working full time to save up before moving to a city with a cost of living many times higher than what I'm used to.

Pikachu42's picture

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Congratulations! How exciting for you! Just remember two things: 1. When moving to New York do engage the creepy subway people. 2. Always carry a towel with you!

Tigger's picture

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YAY! Congrats! Woohoo! Smile Graduating is exciting, moving not so much. Although it CAN be, if you're the adventurous type. Good luck!

Gudy's picture

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... commiserations. Oxford is such a lovely place.

Marri's picture

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Let me know if you want advice about NYC, since I grew up there. And it is awesome Smile You will have a fantastic time!

MsGamgee's picture

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Mostly, how do I survive with little money and littler income?

Raigne's picture

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Seriously. It's like the cheapest hot meal you can get. Also Century 21 is an awesome department store. Get used to the subway. Also, befriend some locals. Blum 3

Marri's picture

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Hot dogs are good. There's also a Costco now uptown, if you can figure out a way to transport the groceries.

If you're living in Manhattan, don't for the love of god own a car. If you live in one of the other four boroughs, it's a LITTLE more likely to be useful, but only fainly. I know new yorkers who got to their forties without ever learning to drive. The public transportation system is a beautiful thing and there is, for the most part, no need to waste money on a car.

Any idea what borough you plan to be in?

Amy's picture

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Congratulations!!!! on the graduation and landing a place in such a great collage!!! Are you living on campus?? will there be a meal plan?? if so get the full meal plan... it helps a lot.

Find ways to economize now, get a cell phone plan that calls for the very least amount of cash that you can live with & still be able to call home as often as possible. Only using a cell after prime hours is a great way to save money, Wait to see movies on Netflix. And learn the subway system really really well, then make sure you get monthly passes & use all trips for multi purposes.

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