I am sad to say that the closer the time came to going to France, the more black and white the decision became financially. It just became harder and harder to validate going to France while sitting on such a daunting pile of student loans.
This isn't to say that I am ungrateful by any means by how swiftly and wonderfully you all came to my aid. It was seriously the most amazing thing to see how many people were willing to help me, and it made me feel so special! I feel so blessed to know all of you fabulous people, and I can't wait for you all to read V'Ger (his truck just might not have gone as far as he wanted this time).
Please believe me when I say this decision was one of the hardest I've had to make in my life.