by Sarah Luna

Thank God for funding.

Three things waited for me in the mail when I got home: my paycheck from Cornell, my new ATM card, and a brick of dark chocolate (from Grandpa).

I had $9 in my checking account this morning. Now I have enough to pay my bills and buy groceries. I feel so incredibly blessed right now.

In addition to monetary funding, Cornell has provided ample intellectual funding as well. I’m surrounded by wonderful people and projects. This weekend I’m going to diagram my current interests, brainstorm future projects, and READ A TON OF PAPERS.

I’m getting paid to read.

Life is awesome.