It is September and for a lot of students in certain parts of the world like myself, we will be starting or started the new Fall semester already. There is a huge question on my mind: Do you hate school already? Even if your school started at a different time of year, was there an event or person that made you hate the place you're studying at?
So I started actually more than a week ago. After Boston, I had one day and went back to the old crow's nest. Everything was cool so far except the bursar's office messed up my student account. They didn't apply a loan that financial aid officially cleared (and even made the call and email for me) and because of that, they charged me a $300 fine. I'm still contesting it to this day and it's like they're not even looking at it. The fine goes by month so if they don't get their shit together, I'll be fined another $300. I doubt I'll actually end up paying the fines, but this is such a huge headache for an issue out of my control.
My classes are fine. This is my last year and my focus for my thesis is surrounding the topic of psychiatric genomics towards a prevalent issue like drug or gambling addiction. The topic of mine really depends on what resources I can use to complete it, not really about what I really want to do at this point. A part of that research is visiting some fancy smancy, so much better than my school will ever be, university intermittently throughout the year. I am not looking forward to basically write a book on the matter.
Also, my research adviser is too busy with the fresh med students to bother with me at the moment and that annoys me considering I need him to get in contact of more than one school for collaborative "opportunities" (read as: contingency plans of people to conduct and analyze research with outside my school because the budget committee of my school treats the psych department as the redheaded step child of the medical departments).