It's officially been months since I've updated everyone formally about my situation!
As some of you may know I am officially back in school! I've transferred from SVA to 'Parsons The New school For Design'. They have offered me a scholarship that pretty much covers my tuition minus the 2k loans I need to take out for books and supplies every semester, but this doesn't even compare to the 16k debt I've racked up in SVA just trying to attend class!
My warning for anyone going into SVA, it's kind of a trap, this IS a for profit school with not so many scholarships to hand out. If you are anything like me, born and raised in a family of poverty avoid going to a school that wont give you money to attend. You are all valuable people in society and schools that value you more should be the schools you consider. Picking between food and a metro card to go to school is absolutely miserable. On top of that I was missing credits when I transferred to Parsons. SVA didn't even meet the credits that a lot of the other art schools required!
It's just something to keep in mind!
I currently work once a week with high school students as a TA for illustration and graphic design. I'm looking for a second job because I've been living with my friend and her family and I think it's time I find my own route and started my own journey!
I've grown up with 4 family members in a one bedroom apartment and now I'm with a completely different family still sharing a small living space, after all these years and hard work I deserve a little better! I plan on applying for as many jobs as possible to get an apartment! Many may be wondering what happened with living with my two brothers? Well, my eldest brother and I got into a violent dispute I will not get into and I'm currently just avoiding him for safety reasons. Yes, I'm a nomad haha! But an optimistic one at best!
So income is still wonky but I'm doing my best in school to make some impressions and hopefully get a dream job! So far at Parsons, I've been given a scholarship to attend school, a scholarship over the summer that paid for me to attend classes in Paris ( which was amazing, it's been a dream to travel! I just could never afford it ;w; ), and I've met amazing teachers!
Lets not forget that this is my second semester in this school and so far my GPA has been a 3.77! And this semester looks like a 3.88! Academically I'm doing great! I'm just so happy to be in school and just have this opportunity! I'll make the best of it!
Also I want to thank you ALL for all of those amazing donations you've given me! It's gone the LONGEST way you have no idea. I've brought clothing, supplies for school, food, and ect. You've all helped me feel SO prepared for school this semester and I'm forever in debt to all of you!!! You all mean a lot to me and I hope blessing come your way indefinitely!
PS: IF anyone is missing commissions from me I apologize!!! So many thing's came up and I don't have the list of requests I used to have! If you'd be so kind to reply here or send a note for any commissions that were not received I'll address them ASAP. I have this strange feeling everyone didn't get their commissions done and I'm embarrassed and ashamed!
Again I apologize if you didn't receive a commission!
But enough about me, how is everyone else doing?