“I feel a lot better than I did before.
It’s a little scary, I guess,” she said.
“I have to tell people that if they don’t have a car, or if they have no money, that I don’t know how I’m going to get by.”
The first thing she and her family need to do is to buy their house.
“It’s going to be a little hard,” she added.
“But it’s going, like, it’s a million times easier than this.
We’re just going to have to find a way to get through it.”
It’s not as if she’s expecting to go back to school any time soon, though.
“If I get a call saying, ‘Well, you know, you’re out of work for four years and you’re on Medicaid,’ I’m not going to take that one,” she told me.
“That’s not my plan.
I’m trying to figure out how to get to where I want to go.””
You’re not going back to the state you left,” said one of the first people who talked to her.
“The state that you left.
That’s the state that made you.”
As she drove me home, she added: “I don’t want to be an example.
I don, like you, be afraid of anyone, especially strangers.
I think people want to help.”
She’s not alone.
“You can go to the internet and see people that have the same experience,” she explained.
“People are really concerned about the future of the country.
They don’t think that it’s safe.”
I’m not sure she’s ready to make that choice, though, if she doesn’t have money.
And, of course, it would have to be the right place.
“A lot of people are like, ‘Oh, well, we’re just here to have dinner.
I’ll take that,'” she said, “but it’s not going be safe.”
“If I have to drive to a different state, I don.
I know I’m getting screwed, but I just don’t feel like I’m prepared to do that,” she concluded.
For now, she’s trying to keep her focus on the school she left behind.
“To make sure that I’m doing the right thing,” she says, “and make sure I have enough money to make it through this.”