It feels so fucking awesome because I did it. I FUCKING DID IT. In the beginning of the school year I was crying hysterically thinking that I wasn’t going to be able to come back to the city or be able to finish school here because of money…. But God gave me the opportunity to be able to continue and prove to myself that I can do anything that I want to. So middle fingers up to the people who said I couldn’t do it. This kind of revenge, one that is for myself and for my future fills me up with joy and I love the person who I have become. It feels good to be independent, without having to be afraid of doing things because your parents will disapprove in some way. I know what I want in life…well, almost. But one semester from now I’m going to be studying abroad around the world!
AHHHHHHHH. I just finished a twelve hour shift and have work again in twelve hours but I feel so ecstatic with this realization.
I don’t believe in circumstances…unless maybe it’s physical. But on a daily basis I hear too many complaints or reasons why people don’t go after what they want. “It takes ten years” , “It’s too hard, I won’t be able to do it” , “It’s too much money” , “I don’t want to write an essay” , etc. Believe in yourself fully, and love yourself. From there, everything should fall into place.
It’s true, you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to know what to sacrifice and know that it’s all going to be worth it in the end. :]
Shout out to my two sisters, who are my backbone. We’re literally triplets at heart… Couldn’t have asked for better sisters in my life, and obviously, we three go way back. They would do anything for me, and I would do anything for them. <3
The thing is, I know that this is still the beginning. I can’t wait to find out what the future holds for me :)
Anonymous asked: What school are u transferring to? You won the scholarship for school abroad?
I’m thinking of applying for the schools around the Chicago area, and I have not decided if I’m really going to transfer. It’s an idea to save money for student loans, if the schools I’m thinking of can offer me more scholarship money. Roosevelt University is an amazing institution, but since a lot of the students who come here don’t pay full tuition and a lot of grant/aid is given, there’s not much money to go around. I’ve achieved so much in the year and a half I’ve been in this institution, but like always, money is always an issue.
And no, we find out if we get the Wyzant scholarship June 12, I believe. There’s tons of scholarships that I’m applying for Semester At Sea, mainly through the program for now. The application process for financial aid just never seems to end, but it’s been pretty fun writing the essays lately. No complaints, each application is an opportunity for a better future.
So many choices, so many possibilities. I love my life, and I’m just praying to God that he guide me to make the right decisions. To transfer, or not to transfer? I love what I have achieved at Roosevelt. The school has taught me so many things but… I don’t know anymore. There’s so many pro’s and cons. I’ll give the applications a try, and let’s see where they lead me. For now I will focus on finishing this semester strong, and doing well at work.
Interview with Roosevelt’s school newspaper “The Torch” tomorrow ! We’re going to try and see what position I fit best for them. I want to try and see if I can be a writer and an editor though, I’d love to have actual experiences in those that I could put down in my resume. Opportunities just flying out of nowhere for me lately. I love it!