Chapter 41



Dear Diary,

This week had gone by pretty fast, and the classes seem to have become even more intense. I’m so glad for Sandy, who was there for me. Lately, I had been thinking of Henry Watson as another such person. I can’t really explain what it is that has made me trust him so, but somehow when Sandy and I spend time with him,  I feel more comfortable around him. Not to say he was not charming, because he is. However, he is so much more than that. He is very well mannered and fun, but he doesn’t know my story. I can’t fault him for something he knows nothing about. It was hard to tell Sandy about Leo, so how in the world can I tell Henry?

Anyhow, I was slowly beginning to think of him as a friend. So, I think I am okay with that. Sandy has me a bit worried now, though. I think it has to do with her big performance at Radio City Music Hall. It is coming up within the next month. Goodness, the months sure are going by fast. I am pretty overwhelmed with my studies, work, and now Henry gets thrown into the mix.

On top of all that I will also be working, and financial aid did say I could try to get another part-time position as well. So that will be two jobs that I will end up working. Who has time for a relationship with two jobs and dance? The cost of living here is high, and financial aid only covers so much. The other day, I bought a hot dog that cost me ten bucks! That was without a drink, too! I guess I need to be more careful with my spending. I am going to stop by the local credit union and open an account with them. I will start chucking some savings into that account.

When I first moved here, I learned how easy it is to get into debt and how hard it is to get out of it. Thankfully, when I went home on break I told my parents about it, and they decided to give me a chance to prove myself. And I did. I can’t wait to tell my parents. They are going to be so happy and proud.

I need to call them and my friends from Ann Arbor today. It has been a few weeks, and I don’t want them to think I forgot them. Family and friendships are important, no matter how near or far away they are. They will always be dear to me.

Well, it is time for bed again and to begin the next day. Thank God it’s Friday.




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