I have nothing but good news for you in this blog so you might want to take a seat for this one. (Oh right, you're already sitting). First off, I finally got everything straightened out about finishing my classes this semester. The whole reason my financial aid was cut was because I wasn't considered a full-time student but as of October 20th, I will be. I get to finish my degree by taking my remaining three classes: Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Policies, and to finish off my IHT minor, Management of Human Resources. This will only leave my PR internship (mostly with a publicity agency or the like) for me to complete next semester (fingers crossed and prayers up, I get one this time). It turns out that it's all about talking to the right person and I finally did.
I'm so excited because so far in my current online class(although it was a rough start to get back into the swing of studying and the material was a little dry), I'm doing so good in there. I currently have a 90% and only have one more week left. I literally got 100% on my midterm. That hasn't happened in the longest time.
The only downside to being registered for three more classes is that I'm not sure I will be getting enough financial aid to cover the complete cost of the three classes. I managed to spend $215 on my course materials (shoutout Mom and Dad for saving the day there) and I still have a payment left on my current payment plan of $226. Unfortunately, the job situation is slowly turning around but I still have not received any calls for interviews for the seven different places that I applied to that were hiring. Don't worry, I'm not asking anyone for any more donations because it's obvious no one I know is willing or able to help me. Let me just say that being unemployed is hard enough on anyone but it is extremely hard when you are [this] close to finishing your education and struggling to afford it. It really can make you want to give up but guess what, I'm taking a stand right now and letting all my haters know that I will not give up. Not now; not ever ♥
For instance, the other night I was a little unsure of how I was going to pay for my textbooks because I've been paying for most everything I needed since I was ten years old, and now that I've been unemployed nearly six months, while bills from school, doctors, labs, etc, come in, I had no choice but to ask my parents to loan me more money. I felt completely alone because at times, it feels like no one understands how hard this complete dependence is on me. Yet, one of my friends from the Single Woman Crew talked it out with me and prayed, and I just ended up putting my trust back in God. Shoutout to Nicole H. aka (@Ms_ShininLight. Clearly, it worked out perfectly because I got all my books ordered.
On a similar note, I found out that the majority of the Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway has little to do with the amount of votes I get from social media but instead has everything to do with the video I submit, so I already wrote out what I'm going to say, I just have to memorize it and record it. Hopefully, I can share the video here after it's finished but I don't know how that works since I'll be recording it from my sister Jayde's Iphone. Very thankful for that because having to win a scholarship where I was vowing to show others nothing is impossible by votes alone was a bit of a pressure cooker.
My health is doing much, much better. My level of my levothyroxine had to be adjusted but I take 50 mcg 6 days a week and 75 mcg one day a week. Other than that, I started taking St. John's Wort again so my serotonin levels should start to regulate back to normal, and I can go back to being my upbeat self again.
Yet, the other night when I felt alone, the Holy Spirit came to comfort me in the natural form of a letter from Creflo Dollar. This is what spoke to me (hopefully it speaks to you too):
"Contrary to what you've been told, God helps those who can't help themselves. Every successful thing that's ever happened in your life was because of God's grace! It was His 'super' on your 'natural' that empowered you to excel, succeed and prosper. When God's grace directs what you're endeavoring to accomplish, your "doing" becomes effortless. I urge you to remain true to the seeds you have planted from God's word. You've come too far this year in your journey toward total-life prosperity to give up, cave in, or quit! As a born-again Believer, know that God is always with you, which means you have the root to all prosperity and successful living on the inside of you. ... Don't look at your circumstances as the measure of how well God's Word is working."♥ Powerful stuff, right? Then he said this, and my whole being was rocked by well The Rock, "I believe you're already seeing results. But it's not over."♥
Praise God! No matter how bad it looks, no matter how uncertain I feel, God is working for my good, and to bring his victorious plan for my life to pass to not only prove that nothing is impossible but to show literally everyone (lovers, supporters, haters, the peanut gallery, etc, believer, unbeliever alike) that JESUS IS LORD and there is nothing more encouraging than the testimony of a changed life♥
Speaking of blessings, my parents recently bought two new cars.
My mom got a 2013 Kia Sorrento. Way more roomier than the Rondo. Adios clown car!
Then Jayde got a 2010 Toyota Yaris (which is funny because she wanted a Toyota Prius).
At first, I was a little miffed that my parents got Jayde a car and not me but despite the day I got my license being one of the best days of my life, I realized I wasn't fully ready at the time to get my license. (I'm kinda a diva that way. I like being driven around, cooked for, etc) but it doesn't mean I'm helpless because " a woman is only helpless when her nail polish is drying."
Anywho, as most of you may or may not know, I rescinded my license so that my parents wouldn't have to pay extra on their insurance although I didn't have a car at the time. (Once again, I chose to help my parents out instead of myself)
I'm so grateful that my sister can drive me around now because she already said anywhere I want to go, she is willing to drive me. Thank God because I already need to go to Saint Leo to get my Microsoft Office program upgraded. haha
We've had some really nice weather here in sunny Florida recently so I've been spending a lot of time soaking up the sun
I was recently asked to write an article about college life for a website aimed at helping high school students better understand what college is really like. I wrote an article entitled Avoiding Roommate Conflict
I won't be blogging again until November 1st because I'm planning on doing the 30 day blogging challenge again and seeing how my views have changed.
Until next time, remember: "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation." -Pearl S. Buck♥
Love Times Infinity,
~Just Keep Swimming~