Why Scholarships? Self-Esteem Boost That’s Why!!!

This is an unusual way to announce and present my first ever blogging moment in time. However, the amount of writing and buffing I have done in the last 24 hours has really inspired me to kick start this page. I created it about a month ago, but haven’t really come up with anything worth publishing. When I stop and think about it, I think that bloggers are somewhat shallow and self indulging. I mean… who are we to think that we can sit down and write about anything and everything and other people will care to read it? Guess we’re gonna find out.

I feel like I did a good job of letting everyone in the Facebook/Instagram world know that this past summer I was accepted into the University of Oklahoma! <<Que “BOOMER SOONER” chant>> I knew going to school was going to be expensive. I see the monthly emails showing how much interest I have accumulated on my loans for my AA degree; its depressing quite honestly. Regardless, school isn’t an option, its mandatory in my opinion. If you want better, then do better things with your life! I did some research on different scholarship opportunities after getting my first “estimated costs for tuition and fee’s” (side note: those fee’s are ridiculous). Its an incredibly long and draining process… and sometimes you really have to weigh in your pro’s and cons. For example: Is the two page essay I spent half a day writing really worth the $250.00 grant I submitted it for? You decide… my stance is obvious seeing as how I wrote the essay. If I get it, it will pay for at least one book. See! Theres always a bright side.

Truthfully, I don’t think its about being granted the scholarship… thats a lie! I want the fricken money! In all honesty writing the essays really gave me a chance to reflect back on where I was 5 to 10 years ago and where I am today. I have a college degree and I’m working towards my second then moving onto my third. I think back on all the different events that took place while I earned that degree; working, deployments, having a baby, vacations, moving across country, and even surviving a tornado. Five years ago my only worry was buying a new top for the club I was going to that weekend. The club I would go to, to make a complete fool of myself might I add. I’m not saying you should frequently reminisce on your life and then praise yourself, but every now and then it might actually do you some good. It’s a lot harder then you think (than I ever thought) to write about yourself, and highlight your characteristics which make you worthy of free money. If nothing else, maybe it could be used as a coping mechanism on a bad day? Screw up on a big task at work? Oh, wait, before you beat yourself up! Remember that one time you conquered life?

“The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it”

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I have chronic bitch face and I’m ok with that. My love language is Amazon Prime. I have two kids that are pretty awesome. There’s this tall guy thats been hanging around since the 10th grade so I told him I loved him and married him - He wears camo for a living, and I dig that! I really love school. Its true! I get passionate about things quickly then write about it here. I started this blog about a year ago and last summer I started freelancing on the side for a few different organizations. I got a handful of opportunities to be a guest blogger for some parenting sites in the U.K. and since then, I've been trying to build my audience. I can assure you this isn't just another "mom blog." I'm opinionated, I cuss a little (a lot), and I like booze so hopefully that entices you to take a look. I'm also a military Spouse and politics run deep in my home. I work full time with youth and adolescents that face severe and complex mental health issues. And lastly, I'm a full time student working on my Masters in substance abuse/mental health prevention science. BOOMER! Put all of that in one bag and you'll understand why I drink and love a good convo! Check out my work from over the last year, I can promise you there is something for everyone.

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