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Feb 26th 2010 3:14PM Had it not been for student loans, I would not have been able to go to college. I did get a small scholarship, which barely scratched the surface. I was one of the first to finish college in my family as well. Took me six years to graduate with an education degree and I worked two jobs while doing so. I had to work to pay rent, gas and food. Being 19, that's hard enough to do. Add the cost of tuition and books, it's next to impossible. I consider myself lucky to have had only twelve thousand dollars in loans by the time I finished. I took only what I needed to cover the cost of my classes. As I watched others taking every penny they could get from their loans. I'll be paying for a few more years. It was hard at first, but I did manage to get a better job and I do live comfortably. Do I wish I didn't have to pay so much interest? Of course. At the time, it was my only way to go.
Aug 31st 2009 11:54AM I went to Stonehenge during my visit to Europe. It was smaller than I thought. I knew in advance, without paying a lot more money, I wouldn't be able to go into the circle. Was still a good experience. I walked the entire grounds, even to the barrows out in the middle of the fields. The town of Salisbury is beautiful. I roamed all around the town. The cathedral was amazing as well. We don't have old buildings like that where I'm from. Even though the man on the train told us not to waste our time or money to see it. I think I enjoyed it more than Stonehenge. I would like to go back and see Avebury when I have more time.