January 25, 2010
You Don’t Have to Know it All…
I was invited to participate in an activity I knew nothing about. I figured that if I did my homework and asked the right people, I would get the guidance needed to complete my assigned task. My optimistic response was, Sure, Id be happy to .
Hoping for a fast and easy answer, I asked my 13 year old granddaughter, Honey, what is a blog? She stared at me in disbelief. Youre joking right?
Admittedly, I feel frustrated. I lack knowledge and experience! Add vulnerable and self conscious to the mix, and that pretty much sums up how I feel about my new BLOG assignment.
A few days have passed and I now have a better understanding of what I will be doing here (thanks to my all-knowing computer search mode), but I know there is much to learn before I feel at ease with the process..
I think thats how it is with the student loan process. There are seemingly endless steps along the way and so many entities connected with them. It can appear overwhelming and irritating all at the same time. Getting that loan from application to pay off is a tricky process like keeping eight spinning plates in the air. Timing is of the essence. Does the right hand ever know what the left hand is doing?
Recent changes in the student loan program at the federal level can be very confusing! You do not need to have all the answers . . . but it can be very useful to know where to go to get them.
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