Monday, November 26, 2012

Applied to the OT program today!

Yay, I submitted my application to the Occupational Therapy program today! Just to assure accuracy I checked it twice OK maybe three times. Check the transcripts, checked the recommendation letters, check the letter showing my observation hours, and then made sure to enclose the $30 money order for the application. I check and tripled checked, when I went in to submit my application to Ms. Spaulding, I think she may have needed to brace herself because I was running towards her like a football player going in for the tackle with all of my excitement. I gave her two hugs and made sure that all my I’s were dotted and my t's were crossed. Should I say it.......? I can breathe after getting all the information turned in. I also requested my transcripts to be mailed to the school so that they're official. I am so thankful that I am here and now I need to learn how to balance school and life again. This is the time that i need to take it easy and really focus on the of balance school, family, and me time, everything takes time, I am ready for the ride. Now that the application is in, I don't think I will hear anything back until Feb 8.

In the meantime, please send good energy my way! Hope the best is going well for all of you out there.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting Period

I am officially complete with nine of my pre-reqsa classes needed in order to apply to the Occupational Therapy program. I have completed Effective Speaking (A), Ethic (B), Abnormal Physiology(A), Development Physiology(A), Developmental Psychology(A), Anatomy(A) plus Lab(A), and Psychology(A) plus Lab(B). Whoop Whoop! I did it. I have Physics and ENG 102 starting the the 26. Must admit that I am excited because in the Physics class there should be more Pre-OT students so that I can start building a network for study groups looking forward to it. The only hold up now is waiting on Spalding to post my grades from my Physiology class and lab to I get request one being sent in with my application. The want everything sent in one packet. I was going to hand deliver it, but the I thought if I sent it return mail with receipt I know would be assured how it. What do you think would be the best, memorial way to submit my application? Suggestions please.....

Hoping the best for all of you our there..

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nashville and EVERYTHING

Good evening fellow friends,
   This is going to be an all in one collaboration. I am just now returning home from my daughter's All Star Cheer competition. I want to talk about my applying to the OT program on the 26th of THIS month along with talking about the rest of my kiddos.

First thing first! It is that time for me to apply to the OT program. I have been waiting for this moment for over a year now. I have had everything complete since LAST SEPTEMBER! I have done my hours of observation along with the letters verifying that I have completed the hours. I completed 20 hours in a SNF and 8 hours in a Peds setting. I was think about getting more hours in at other place; however, I got tied down with school and started slacking off. Then I have my 3 letters of recommendation. I actually had my references fill out the forms 2x, just in case. I have had my TB skin test and my blood work showing that I have had all of my childhood shots. That part is not required yet. I just wanted to go ahead and get it done so that when I am accepted into the program I have them ready to go. I thought my GPA was 3.59, but when I checked my transcript, I actually have a GPA of 3.89. WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!! I will have 9 of the 13 pre-reqs completed by Friday. I am so ready for this. I will keep everyone up to date on what is going on. The only thing that I do not have yet is the interview outfit. I am going shopping for that soon along with making sure my credit is in great shape for any private loans that I may need. I AM READY! I felt like Sponge Bob there for a minute with all that enthusiasm. ;)

Second, my baby, Dyimand, had her second cheer competition today and they won 1st place. WHOOP WHOOP! They are so happy! I am happy to. It's been and emotional ride for us cheer moms. I'm telling you, having all those females together all the time..... it's crazy. When one girl cried, they all did. When one hurt, they all did. Too funny really. Just wanted to take time to congratulate Royal Cheer Xtreme in New Albany, IN.

Lastly, I feel kind of biased by just talking about my cheerleaders, which are the twins (Dyimand and Romier) all the time. I'm going to give the rest of the family some love here. My oldest, Deve'ontay, had his soccer tournament two weeks ago and his U11 team, came in second place. Out of his whole 2 year select soccer player career, I say career because he thinks of himself as a professional, this is the 1st time that his team ever made it to the finals. The team was soooooooo bummed that they came in second, but I said, "Hey this is the 1st time you guys ever made it this far and you should be really proud of yourselves." Telling that to a group of 10-11 year old boys did not work. They looked at me as if I was crazy and kept moping. They got over it the next day. These boys are like brothers because this is the second year that many of them have played together. They have came a long way. I am really proud of them. Again congratulations Kentucky Fire Juniors.

My baby girl will be 1 on Wednesday. Man time goes by so fast! Happy birthday Gem'maica!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Paul Ogle Foundation

My school, Spalding University, allows students to  apply for scholarships through the Endowment Scholarship opportunity. I am thankful that I applied and was chosen a sponsorship from the Paul Ogle Foundation from Jeffersonville, IN. This is the second year that I have been approved for a sponsorship from this foundation.

Just a little about the foundation; Paul Ogle, the donor of the foundation, wanted to attend college to become a dentist, but was able to attend  because his family had some financial hardships in the 1920's. Paul Ogle volunteered for the foundation from 1980-1989 until he passed. Paul Ogle did not have any heirs, so he donated his finances to the foundation to give back to the community, allowing others, such as myself, to attend college. Paul Ogle wanted to help sponsor college students to help them achieve their academic goal since he was not able to attend college like he wanted to. The foundation does not just give to college students like myself, they also give to organizations in the Jeffersonville, IN, and the surrounding area, community.

I am thankful that my community here in IN give to people that are attending college and giving to the community to enhance our area by their sponsorships. Please remember that when you donate to organizations such as the Paul Ogle Foundation, or whatever organizations that you may have in your community, you are making the world a better place. Please take time out give back to your community AND read up on the amazing Paul Ogle Foundation here .

Again another thank you to the Paul Ogle Foundation and I am hoping the best for all of you out there!