Life

Transferring

Louisville, KY.

For months I’ve been going back and forth between where I’m going to transfer to after I finish my general education courses. For those of you who don’t know me very well I currently attend a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and through that college I can finish my four-year degree via WKU without leaving that campus. This is appealing because I would only have to travel 30 minutes to school, could still live at home, and could keep my current job. Basically this is the comfortable route.

On the other hand, I could transfer to UofL and live in Louisville. Outside of the five months that I spent living in a suburb of Michigan I’ve never lived outside of my parents home in the country. I don’t think I’d have any problems adjusting, it’s more of a fear of being able to support myself. I suppose it’s good to have that kind of fear. Fortunately, I don’t have any debts and I don’t own a credit card. I need to figure out a way to start building up my credit without a credit card. I’ve only taken out one loan and I repaid it in a timely manner. I’m not really sure if just one loan can give you a credit score or not. Can it?

I know where I’d like to live and I think it’s doable. I’d like to live in Old Louisville; not too far away from campus. I’ve been looking at Craigslist and found many places for at or less than $400/month for one bedrooms. Outside of rent the only other things I will need are broadband internet (finally!!!!), groceries, gas**, and a little spending money. I know it would be more economical to have a roommate but all of my friends in Louisville either have families or already have a place with roommates. Maybe something will open up between now and then.

I know a lady through flickr who sells houses in Louisville who knows a guy that owns a few buildings in that area of town. Hopefully, I can use that contact and find something cheap and safe. It won’t be until this spring that I really start to look for something seriously, but it’s something nice to look forward to.

**With gas the way it is now I might even consider a bike since I’d be close to school and downtown. From what I hear parking is hellish on campus so it would be less of a headache for me.

So that’s the big news going on in my life. What’s going on with you?

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2 Comments

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    Tim Cleary
    July 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Wow! Big news indeed. :)
    Let me be the first to welcome you to our grand ‘ole town. You’ve been a welcomed neighbor and now you’re finally moving in with us here. I know you are gonna love it here. Old Louisville is such a beautiful area too. I hope you are able to find a place with no problem. You are inspiring me to get off my rumpus and get moving on my own predicament as well.. ;)

    If you need any help finding a place let me know. I’ll help you as best I can.

    So good luck on this venture and I’m sure you’ll make the transfer with ease. :)

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    Pam
    July 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Thanks, Tim. Any idea where you’d like to live?

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