Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Can Breathe Again!

Whew! Today I got the good news for which I've been waiting. I was awarded a federal TEACH grant for the 2010/2011 school year! When I read that email, I let out a huge breath that I wasn't even completely aware I'd been holding. I feel like at least one of the tons of bricks that has been weighing me down lately has been removed. The grant won't cover all of my tuition for 2010/2011 but it will cover enough that I now feel much more confident that we'll be able to work out how to pay for the rest out of pocket.

Michael is actually the one who found the grant in the first place so I'm grateful to him for pointing me in the right direction.

Honestly I feel a little bit like crying, from sheer relief. Ever since I got the news detailed in my previous post, I've had a low level of dread in the pit of my stomach regarding school and how I'm going to finish. I'm old enough to know that where there's a will there's a way but usually have to make that way yourself, the hard way. I honestly didn't know how we were going to do it and I'm feeling immensely relieved right now.

The current spring semester, in which I've had three classes, is winding down this coming week. After that I've got one summer class, followed by two semesters of student teaching...then (a little less than a year from now) I'll be done. Now that will be a relief!


BB said...

Whew! Congratulations! I have had that worry (without a baby to feed!) and it isn't fun!

Kel said...


Duck Hunter said...

Great news Mel! Congrats!