hail maryJust turned in the form to the history department that indicates my intent to give up my otherwise-guaranteed funding for the next school year. Lost: $10,000 in funding for tuition and fees; $14,500 in stipend funding. Gained: time, glorious unencumbered time, to read and research during my third year of grad school, since I won't have to work as a (deleted word) teaching assistant.
Now I just have to figure out a way to come up with $25,000 to replace the funding I'm giving up.
This would be a good time for the Bray family to reveal the existence of any exciting trust funds that have been kept secret. I won't let it spoil me, I swear.
Or there's always the night shift at the 7-11.