Niche.

So, I’ve submitted my application to the University of North Dakota. The only way I will be able to attend school in the Spring is if I am able to receive what I need for financial aid.  Obviously, I will need enough to cover tuition but I will also need to get a substantial amount to pay my everyday living expenses; primarily including my bills: rent, car insurance, cell phone, car loan, ect.  But am I able to get that? I am a little worried because when I went to NCTC, I didn’t get a check in the mail and extra money to spend.  It all happened behind the scenes; I was approved for financial aid and the institution sent the money to Northland and that was that.  I hear all the time of how students receive a lump sum and it is their duty to go and pay the tuition and the remainder is for personal expenditures which in my case will be solely bills.  I’ve just started my journey and haven’t looked into grants and scholarships yet but if (hopefully WHEN) I get accepted, than I will start from there and move forward.
I also am in the research stage of declaring a major.  I have obtained my two year Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences a few years ago and am still bummed to this day that I didn’t know what I wanted to be so I could have went on for another few years of college.  No one should be to blame but myself but I do blame some of the school advisers both in High School and College for reasons that I’ll save for another time.  My four areas of interest are Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education, Psychology, and Social Work.  Over the next few weeks and months I hope that I am able to finalize my decision because all areas are highly motivating to me.  Right now, I’m working on the statistics of salary verses job demand verses growth.  Once I have that down I will need to decide if I want to help children (Early Childhood/Elementary), Teenagers (Social Work/Psychology), or Adults (Social Work/Psychology).
In the meantime, I will be going back to a previous job as I miss and loved it there.  I will be able to spend most of my days with children and helping them to grow.  I also think that going back into the setting will help me with my decision making.  I’m very blessed and excited to get back into the swing of things!

Colorado.

I had much more to say about this when it actually happened but seeing as I’m just getting to blogging about it; I’ll keep it short.  My heart goes out to the families of the lost, it truly does.  It was an absolutely terrible thing to have happened by an absolutely terrible person.  But I do have two things to say. 
1. Personally, I would have HATED if Christian Bale came to see me in the hospital for so many reasons.  I’d find it incredibly annoying as an adult because in my cold heart I’d see it as bonus points for him.  Being a good samaritan and all, taking charge and being a real Super Hero. Yeah right. And If I were one of those children, I’d be deathly afraid of the real Batman coming to see me considering that  he couldn’t save me when I needed him most.
2. I haven’t done any research on this aside from the jib jab on Facebook, but what the hell is with these anti-Obama people saying this shitty thing is because of the government not letting everyone have guns or some bullshit?  Like criminals will follow the law or something. And if everyone did have a gun, they’d all be killers trying to blindly shoot at the assassin. So get a grip.