Could someone please tell me how they paid for seminary without auctioning off their firstborn?
I'm feeling like a little black rain cloud of an aspirant lately, but I feel like we're missing part of Thoreau's idea of castles in the sky. The part where we build foundations under them.
I've got this gnawing feeling in my tummy, and I do not want to re-do the disaster that was and is undergrad debt.
Seriously. How is this do-able? The moving, the one-income-family, the tuition? Any Episcopalians out there? Because it's looking like we're particularly weak at making this sane.
It's frustrating (and I feel sorry for any poor readers I might have left-- perusing this darn thing is like asking to for that bleak damp "ugh" feeling lately) to feel called to ministry, to feel what I'm doing "fits," but to feel that the system in place isn't reasonable.
I've heard the "taking it on faith" line, and I hear what you're saying-- but that can get awfully muddled with "making irresponsible decisions."
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