Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A year after Longview

So . . . in my last post, I mentioned uncertainty about the future of my college education. Since that time, I have completed two semesters at Longview Community College. First semester I enrolled in and completed Human Anatomy and Chemistry. Second semester I enrolled in and completed Intro to Accounting and Human Physiology. Partway through the summer now, I am not taking classes, but I was hired by the college. Their previous A/P tutor was leaving for nursing school, and they were in need of a tutor starting with the Summer 2012 semester. My instructor thought I did well enough in the classes, wrote me a recommendation, and I am now the official Longview Community College Anatomy and Physiology tutor. I still do have both the data entry job and the headband job, and this now adds a third to the list. The nice thing is, I get paid whether or not students show up. The tutoring service is free to the students and I'm simply paid by the college to hold office hours. So, if no one shows up, I can work on data entry. (Hee hee! I can work on the job!!) I still don't see my way past the summer, but I guess that's ok. I've missed scholarship deadlines for UCM, and as was stated in the previous post, I am unable to transfer credits from Northland. I don't know if I will finish my college career at all. In other news, my older sister is also unsure of her college future, and as a result will be at home for at least the next year. Therefore, we now have nine people living in the house again for the first time in three years!! This will be a new dynamic to get used to again! Yes, it's nice to have everyone home, but at the same time it's hard. She and I are old enough to be getting married. We want to be married and though we like being home, we're ready to have our own homes. It's hard to keep from getting a case of "the single blues" when everyone your age seems to be getting married . . . except you. I'll have to learn to be content with that too. Anyhow, there is my post for the day. Maybe for the year. You never know. We'll see what life holds.

Friday, December 2, 2011

A year after Northland

So, I haven't posted in a year. That must mean I'm not much of a blogger. Trust me, I have had many ideas, but never the patience to sit down and type them up.
A few points from the past year.

I finished my year at Northland International University (NIU) with my spring semester back in April, and wasn't sure where I was going after that. I toyed slightly with going back, but I wasn't sure what I was going to major in. I also was toying with the idea of transferring to the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and majoring in Dietetics. Why? Because I took basic Nutrition at Northland and LOVED it. I didn't want a degree for a career, but simply for knowledge's sake. And it would keep me occupied and off the couch for the next few years.

After a talk with Mom and Dad, we decided the Lord was leading me to stay home, which would mean pursuing the UCM idea over another year at NIU. The plan was fairly straightforward. CLEP out of 5 classes, take 5 at a community college, transfer my NIU classes, and finish the degree in three years. I enrolled for Chemistry and Human Anatomy at the community college and applied to UCM, sending them an NIU transcript. On November 10th, I received an email.
"Congratulations, you have been accepted to the University of Central Missouri."
So far so good. I rather expected to be let in. On the heels of that, however, came another email.
"Because of the accreditation held by NIU, we will be unable to accept any transfer credits from there. We will, however accept the community college transfers."

Ok . . . so there go 37 credits that I now cannot transfer at all. Great. So that's put a stop to things. I'm still enrolled to take Intro to Accounting and Physiology next semester at the community college, but I think the UCM idea has dropped out of the picture. Will I end up back at Northland? I kind of don't think so. I don't see God leading me there at this point.

So, for now, I can't see my way any farther than next semester at Longview. What happens in the Summer? I've gone to Summit Ministries these past two summers, but I don't think I'll be there this next summer.
Will I be sitting on the couch doing nothing? I doubt that too. God has provided me with two jobs this year. Both are part time, work from home jobs that are perfect for the college student. One is a data entry job online and the other is sewing for Momo Bands. So even if I don't end up back in college, I'll keep occupied with those for a bit.

Do I feel that I need to have my life and occupation for the next year planned out? Not really. I had no idea I'd get these jobs. I wasn't looking, and God dropped them right in my lap. Even if I have no idea what I will do next year, God knows what I'll be doing and he'll show me when he's ready.

And that pretty much sums it up. That's the brief overview of my life in the past year and where I'm headed (I think) in the next.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

GOING HOME!!!

Well, I'm almost done with my first semester at college!
The angel food cake was AMAZING, and the fudge the next week was awesome!
I'm done with all my finals except for the sewing class, and that final is tomorrow morning. I get to go home in less than 24 hours!!!!!! I can't wait!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Life in general

Well, it's been a LONG time since I last posted. Too long, I think.
Anyway, I have been in college now for about three months, and I've been loving it. The classwork has been much easier than I thought it would be. Part of that probably comes from not being in English class, which I have to take next semester. :P The Lord allowed me to test out of English 101 and Basic Computer skills, which opened up my schedule to be able to take Foods 1 and Clothing. Those were the two main classes I wanted to take in the first place. Foods is AWESOME, and I get to cook every Friday. This last week we had a cake lab and I got to make an angel food cake, which was amazing! Next week is candy lab, and I don't know what I'm making yet for that one. I've finished two of the Clothing class projects, and I'm working on the third, which is a dress.
I've registered for all my classes for next semester, and it turned out that I can't take World History 2, which kind of stinks because I'm LOVING the 101 course. However, it's not all that bad because I get to take Nutrition instead. Because the plan is to only be here for 1 year, I wanted to take as many of the Home-Ec classes as I could, and I had wanted to take Nutrition. So next semester, I'll be taking Foods 2, Sewing for the Home, and Nutrition, in addition to a few others.
I'm in the orchestra here and that is more fun than just about anything. We've been practicing Christmas music for the Christmas concert coming up on the 10th of December. I can hardly wait for it!
We only have one more week of school left until finals, which is really hard to believe, but it's so nice at the same time!

I can't think of much else to post except that it's 27 degrees outside and it's snowing lightly and it's been snowing lightly for 4 days and not sticking.
Anyhoo . . .

Sunday, June 20, 2010

College plans

Well, I'm off to college in September. I know, it shocked me too. I wasn't sure I wanted to go, but tuition is miraculously paid for, and I'll be attending in the fall. I don't know how much I'll be able to post from college, or if I'll be able to get on at all, but I'll see what I can do!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All the good stuff about life that I'm sure you were dying to know.

Well, life around here has been pretty uneventful. We had a piano recital on Saturday, and a violin/cello recital on Monday, and now it's Tuesday and nothing much has happened.
The air conditioning in my car doesn't want to blow out cold air, so I swelter in my car with the vents shooting me with warm air that makes me sticky. Of course, we fixed the air conditioning last summer and the summer before that, so if it's going to be a habit that the AC has to be fixed every summer, it's probably not worth the car.
I bought an old wooden ironing board at a garage sale, but it has a crack all the way down the front and needs some work. I plan to ask Dad or Grandpa help me repair the crack, and then I want to sand and paint the ironing board before buying a cover for it.
I also have a dollhouse that needs painting. I stripped the old paint off of it last year, and it needs sanding and a re-paint this year, I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. :) I may sand and paint it outside when I get the chance to work on it, but I need to wait for the rain to stop.
Then, I bought several different colors of satin from Hobby Lobby (in 1/8 yd. segments) so I can attempt to make princess dolls with it. These are the type of dolls I make, http://littlefeltdolls.blogspot.com/ so I'm going to attempt a princess or 5 this time. :) We'll see how it works out.

Well, I don't really have anything else to say, so what shall I say? I have nothing to say.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Post Nationals Post (no pun intended)

Hello all! So, I'm back from Nationals, and I had an awesome time!
My team, Shazam got over the fact that we weren't supposed to be a good team and pulled off a fourth place finish! Twelfth place was expected and we would have been content with that, but 4th was a total surprise and was totally awesome!

This is our team talking to the quizmaster before the quiz. The quizmaster is the person who asks the questions and tells you if you get them right or wrong.


Here we are quizzing. It got intense at times!
And one of our quizzers answering a question.
And our official team picture. Shazam!
As I had hoped, Riven won Nationals! It was a TERRIBLY intense three quizzes, but they pulled it off! To win the championship, you had to win two quizzes, not just one. Well Riven won the first quiz, Revelation won the second one, and Riven just pulled off a win in the third quiz. I'm proud of our top team!
Here they are with their awards.

And on a less happy note, I tried to back the van out of the garage before Nationals, but I forgot to watch the side-view mirror. There goes $150! :P

All in all, life is good and fine and awesome and great. :D We leave in ONE WEEK to pick my sister up for summer break. I can hardly wait!