This year has been off to a terrible start. My financial aid got suspended (something stupid that only community colleges are subject to), and I had to appeal it. On top of that, they decided to add a 2 week delay to all financial aid. I almost became homeless as a result (I couldn’t find a place to rent either). On top of that, my mother found out in mid January that she has leukemia. She was given a months worth of trial chemo pills, which are normally $10,000 a month. She was waiting to hear back on an application to get it at a reduced price. She ran out of medication waiting for this application to go through. This past week they finally approved the application. Things have been really stressful. All three problems have now been resolved, but man… what a shitty start to a new year. I’m hoping to regain some measure of focus and order in my life now. Whew. When it rains, it pours? Maybe.