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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2006, 04:38:05 PM »
C'mon everybodt knows educational debt isnt REAL debt, right?  ;)

so does that mean it's on the "optional, flexible repayment plan" ??  :)

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006, 07:00:02 PM »
I had a moment of panic last night, when I realized that leaving the apartment I share with my SO to move 100 miles away for law school means having to buy a new bed.  Something about moving out and buying a new mattress feels really ugly and depressing to me. Maybe my moment is continuing.

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2006, 07:05:16 PM »
Good timing with this thread....

I just moved out to the Twin Cities and had my panick moment in the Ikea store while purchasing a new bed :) Some of it was actual regret for leaving a decently paying job. Some of it was concern for our unborn child. Another part was worry that I wouldn't be good enough. It wasn't until I settled down later in the evening did I realize that I took a major first step to realizing a personal dream. When we get settled I will have an opportunity to explore my surroundings and maybe even get some camping done.

For now I have an Ikea bookshelf to put together.

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2006, 08:38:05 PM »
I'm not the only one!  Thank you all for your kind words and for sharing your own meshugoss...I can't express how much easier it is for me to stay centered in the midst of all this madness now that I know I'm not alone in feeling some uncertainty. 

And greengrl, I actually got a bit choked up reading your first reply (about dreams, not repayment-optional debt...although I enjoyed that one. too ;))  Which proves that a)it was a lovely post and b)I'm not only going to be one of the Old People of law school, but also one of the most sentimental.  Gah!

So here's to working through nerves and buying new bedroom furniture.  I'm so proud of all of us! 
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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2006, 07:43:32 PM »
C'mon everybodt knows educational debt isnt REAL debt, right?  ;)

so does that mean it's on the "optional, flexible repayment plan" ??  :)

Believe it or not, it is.  People often stress out about loan repayment.  But I know people who for personal career reasons, can't make their loan payments.  All they do each month is call up their lenders and say they can't pay and that is okay.  Although interests get compounded into principle and their loan gets largers, but at least that keeps rent paid and food on the table.
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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2006, 12:51:19 PM »
I'm not the only one!  Thank you all for your kind words and for sharing your own meshugoss...I can't express how much easier it is for me to stay centered in the midst of all this madness now that I know I'm not alone in feeling some uncertainty. 

And greengrl, I actually got a bit choked up reading your first reply (about dreams, not repayment-optional debt...although I enjoyed that one. too ;))  Which proves that a)it was a lovely post and b)I'm not only going to be one of the Old People of law school, but also one of the most sentimental.  Gah!

So here's to working through nerves and buying new bedroom furniture.  I'm so proud of all of us! 


it makes my day to know it helped :) here's to new bedroom furniture! because when stress comes knocking, I suggest the most tried and true source of strength--RETAIL THERAPY :)

i think we should keep these threads and reread them when we graduate to see if we're still as panicked and neurotic :)

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2006, 01:03:49 PM »
I just e-signed my Stafford Loan MPN and my private loan application - gulp!  No turning back now!!!
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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2006, 04:59:02 AM »
I'll be buying a new bed, too.  What is it about major life changes that makes us all buy new beds?

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2006, 08:00:07 PM »
I'll be buying a new bed, too.  What is it about major life changes that makes us all buy new beds?

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Re: a momentary lapse of zen (aka Panicking!)
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2006, 01:20:51 AM »
I'll be buying a new bed, too.  What is it about major life changes that makes us all buy new beds?

Can't perform your best without a good night sleep.  It's usually only after UG, we realize that....

and is it just me or do we develop a really strong sense of love for our bed as we grow older. i love my bed. i hate to sleep anywhere else.