The past few days have been an absolute blur. I have been sleeping 20+ hours a day due to my being sick. On Tuesday, I tested negative for covid but my dad tested positive so I gotta go back to urgent care and get retested today because I am pretty sure I have the covid.
I have the fatigue, a fever, a sore throat, congestion, vomiting, no appetite, I can still smell and taste, but that’s the only thing I do have.
I went to work on Monday night and I was miserable. I have tonight off from work, but if I test positive for the covid, I got to miss the training I have scheduled for next week for the second time and I am worried I am gonna get in trouble for missing work. But then again my health is more important than any job.
I received my refund for school grant money this morning. For those of you who don’t know or who are new to my blog, I am a student at my local community college. When I withdrew from the semester at Washington State, the very next day (literally), I qualified for about 15k worth of grants which would pay for tuition, books, student loans, etc. The program I was in at WSU was not what I wanted to pursue long term plus it was a lot emotionally to do, so I transferred to my local community college and I am now receiving the same amount of money to attend school for “free” at a lower cost so I receive a refund each quarter. So after everything was said and done, I received a little over two grand in refunds that will have to last me until September of this year.
Now the question is: What do I do with this money? I have a couple of options….
Option A: Pay off my books that I put on a credit card and put the remainder toward savings.
Option B: Put it all toward student loans and virtually have all of those paid off before the federal forbearance is over so I won’t have to pay interest on it.
Option C: Buy a newer computer with the funds and pay off my books with the difference. My MacBook Pro works fine, it is a couple years old, but I live to use this computer so last thing I need is for this computer to crap out on me and me not have the funds to replace it. If I did get another computer, I don’t think I would get another MacBook. I love this PC don’t get me wrong, but for a school computer, I don’t need everything this has to offer.
So basically I need to crunch the numbers and see what would make the most sense for me right now.
Maybe I’ll hold on to the money in savings for a hot minute that way I don’t make an irrational decision while I am sick and very much not with it. But more importantly, I need to start on my homework because I have been sleeping for so much of this week and I have yet to read my textbooks… yikes.
Well, I think this is it for me this post, I’ll update y’all on my mental health and other life decisions sometime in the future when I can think clearly.
much love to you all!
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Hope you feel better soon. I just had COVID at the end of May and dealt with many of the same symptoms. Even brain fog. Putting your money into savings and waiting to decide might be a great idea right now since you are not feeling great. Take care!
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