The #TotalHonestyTuesday Roundup, Vol 5

Total-Honesty-Tuesday_V4Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.

And every Wednesday, we’re collecting stories shared on the hashtag here, so we can read them together and start our mid-week mornings with a little honesty.

I got my first official email from my Master's program. It's principles of economics and the professor has asked us to purchase an online code yo access our textbook and quizzes as such. I haven't looked at the cost yet, but I'm guessing private university, graduate program, online textbook ~ $100+. Higher ed in the US is the primary reason my parents immigrated here: Better education, better life. I think that's the immigrant parent motto. I firmly believe that education is am investment and so spending money of textbooks is worth it. It doesn't mean that it's accessible. Education is one of the most inaccessible right, even in a country as developed as the US. I'm still job hunting and so a lot of this financial support is coming from my parents. It's not been easy finding a job because of the economy and increasing competition. But now there are strategies to find a job, make sure your resume looks a certain way and hope that the people behind the screen reading my application aren't putting me in the "no" pile because of my name, my gender, my less than 4.0 gpa.
So, I'm currently taking a Coursera econ course and looking forward to taking this economics course because I want to learn what motivates people and their decisions, so that I can learn how to make smart decisions so my parents' investment, and my investment, exemplify that motto: Better education, better life.
Ps: I absolutely appreciate my life at this moment and feel extremely grateful for all that I am, can accomplish and hope to accomplish.

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