Response to How Expensive Was Your College Tuition?:
I got my undergrad degree from Bryn Mawr (anassa kata!) in 2001 for $132K. I was lucky enough to have that funded by my wealthy grandparents. In 2014 I graduated from vet school with $440k in student loan debt. I don’t make enough to even pay the interest, and in less than two years the debt has climbed to $490K. I adore my career - I get to help people who love their pets every single day, but I really worry about how I will ever retire or pay the taxes on the $750K of loans plus interest when they are finally forgiven in 25 years. It shouldn’t be this hard…and I’ve had it easy compared to many.
Response to 14 Ways I Learned To Be A Happy Plus-Size Woman:
I’ve lost tons of weight, too. I think the happiness came from external sources, not from within. Either way, when I was obese, I didn’t deserve the hate I heaped upon myself. Everyone is deserving of love and kindness.
Break up with your high school bf/gf. You should both have some time apart to discover yourselves as an emerging adults. If you were meant to be together, you will return to each other knowing you didn’t end up together because you were afraid of exploring all of your options. You will end up together because you chose to be.