Only two weeks left before classes start up again. Winter break went by pretty fast, but after countless hours of playing World of Warcraft, and working I have to admit that I’m ready to go back. For some reason it’s always exciting to start out with a new semester. Only two more to go until I finally graduate! I can’t wait. Then I can get a real job, and pay off all of this crazy debt I’m in from student loans and such.
This summer I’ll be adding to my expenses though, because I’m planning a trip to Japan. I’ve wanted to go for a few years now, and the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) coming up in December 2008 gives me a good excuse to. I’m looking around at some of the different language schools there, so I can find one that’ll help me prepare for the exam. Phillip (my boyfriend) came up with the idea that we should aim for the Level 3 test, which requires around 1,000 kanji so I really need to start to do a lot of cramming, because right now I know around…3!
I’ve been toying with the idea of participating in a clinical study to help fund my trip to Japan. There is a medical place nearby that wants to test an anti-depressant on women who are currently taking Tri-Cyclen. I’m a little worried about the possible side effects, but $1,000 is hard to turn down. Anyone had experiences with clinical studies before? I’m sure everything would be ok, but I’m still thinking it over for a bit instead of jumping right in.