Saturday, January 22, 2011

The "Send Caroline to Grad School" Fund

Ok, so I can start by updating on my slow progress with resolutions.

I'm about a third of the way through a book and two thirds through another, have study French once, worked out four times, and have eaten 5 servings of fruits and veggies 16 days. I have also applied to one scholarship and am in the middle of applying for another.

I am really excited about heading to Scotland next year, but I am a bit worried about money. There aren't as many scholarships out there for grad school as there are for undergraduate, so I am proposing making my own "fund."

Basically what this entails is you guys supporting me! I am not asking for you to give me money, I want to earn it. So I can do odd jobs for you all, and you can pay me whatever you think is appropriate for what I have done. My first supporter is my sister, I've babysat for her twice. Including a bit of tip money from work my total is $123 so far. Not bad!

These odd jobs could be pretty much anything! I will tutor Spanish, paint a picture, a picture frame or a shelf (or pretty much anything else paintable!), make you a scrapbook, babysit, dog sit, take old books, magazines, cds and movies to half price books for you and you can give me whatever the total payout is. I can't think of much else but if you think of something, tell me and I'll see what I can do.

I know the economy is bad right now, but really every dollar will make a difference. I have some money saved but I don't want to have to take out a huge sum in student loans, so earning some extra money and getting scholarship money will be key.

Thanks in advance to anyone who supports me (and to Michele who already has!)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Auld Lang Syne

I read today that the New Years song Auld Lang Syne was a folk song that originated in Scotland. This seems fitting since I found out yesterday that I have been accepted into the University of Saint Andrews, and I'll be heading to Scotland in the fall!  I'm very excited but also a little nervous about everything I need to do before I head over there, but I am sure everything will work out and I'll have an amazing experience there!!

And that leads me to my real reason for this post- New Years Resolutions. I have a few resolutions. (One was going to be getting accepted to grad school but that's already checked off my list!)

So here are my resolutions
1)read a book every  2 weeks)
2)eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day
3)work out 3 times a week
4)study french 3 times a week
5)work on contentment

and probably the most important one

6)get scholarship money to help pay for grad school!!!

Ok, so I know I'm not great at updating this blog, but I am going to try to update semi-regularly about how I am doing with my resolutions. Hopefully knowing people are looking at my progress will help motivate me stick with it =)

Happy New Years everyone!!