Rantings of an Insane Girl

{Sunday, 27 December 2009}   Bah! I have to blog more!

Ok, so I started blogging to actually do something with my time and then I got so busy I can never seem to actually blog. What’s that about? So one of my New Year Resolutions is going to be to blog more. At least more that this once every couple months crap I’ve been doing. Hopefully this quarters 25 credits won’t completely kill my blogging ability. So now that I’m having the worst time actually blogging stuff EVER, I’ve been thinking about starting a milBlog about going through the whole enlistment process. Hmmm…maybe I’ll save that until after Japan.

Anyway, so here’s what’s up for my new year. Taking 25 credits (yes, a double full-time load) this quarter to finish my actual Associates of Arts degree requirements, which means…yes it’s true…I’m finally graduating! I will officially be a college graduate as of March 24th. Provided I pass all of my classes, of course. Currently waiting for a guy to call me back to come check out the house to possibly be a roommate. Hopefully I’ll start getting more calls, because as of Feb, I have to start coming up with rent money on top of bills and that’s going to squeeze my budget HARD. While I’m finishing up all of my EWU paperwork (all but guaranteed acceptance to the college) I’m also looking into their study abroad programs so I can try to get to Japan for at least a few weeks this summer. Hopefully I can actually get there. I’ve been hearing of great short stay programs, but I don’t have the 2-3 thousand dollars to pay for them. So maybe I can get financial aid to actually go over the summer term. Fingers crossed. Other than that it’s the same school, homework, music and what friends I can make time for. Hopefully I can make a little more time for fun in the near future!

Ok, signing off for now, y’all!

{Sunday, 15 November 2009}   Gratitude Challenge: Feeling Grateful

Things have been crazy and I’ve been sick, but now I’m back on track for the Gratitude Challenge!

Today’s task is to write about something in my life I am grateful for, and that’s a cinch! I am grateful for OPPORTUNITIES!

As I’m finishing up my Associate’s degree, transferring to Eastern Washington University for my Bachelor’s and prepping for Army life I have too many opportunities to even begin to count. Having to decide what job I want to take in the Army, looking at doing a couple of quarters in Japan on an exchange program, doing the International Peer Mentor program and getting to meet people who are becoming fabulous friends…what more could a person ask for? Except maybe a little extra money. That would be nice.

All in all my schooling and Army opportunities are shaping up to be really good. I just hope they stay that way. And speaking of school opportunities, I’m not going to have ANY if I don’t get cracking on my homework.


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{Sunday, 30 August 2009}   Finally doing something with my blog

So now that I’ve got less than zero time and I’m adding more things to do, I’m going to actually make it a goal to write in my blog more than once a year! Yay me!

So now begins the journey to being a soldier in the Army. Well…actually it started last Friday when I showed up at PT with SSG S., and really it stared several weeks ago when I started looking for a recruiter to talk to, but it’s not official until I blog about it, right? 😉 Fortunately, I have a great wealth of information in SGT Marey (my recruiter) and Jeremy. I’ve also found a ton of information on ArmyStudyGuide.com about the weekly schedule for BCT, so I should be well prepared. At least, as prepared as I possibly can be.

Now that I’m actually doing PT and my mom has started seeing progress toward goal, she’s starting the requisite parental freak-out. Now, if only I could see some progress in the weight department it might not seem like such a steep climb to next summer. Hopefully getting out to PT for the rest of the summer, and through the year with the SSG, will keep me going towards where I need to be.

I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to school. A few more classes and I’m done. I’m throwing in a year of Theory and Japanese just to have some credits for the whole year and to get some things under my belt to prep for Eastern. Gotta remember to fill out that application so I can get it in early. Don’t want to wait until the last minute and risk not getting in for Fall.

Thanks for checking the random ramblings. Love to all!

et cetera