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!
~E

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{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.

Hooah!

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{Wednesday, 29 July 2009}   A Soldier Reports to his God

The soldier stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders and
said,”No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough

But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,

“Step forward now you soldier
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”


Credit to Tim and Genna Moriarty



{Saturday, 18 October 2008}   I Am An American Soldier

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.



et cetera