Monday, January 24, 2011

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." - Jonathan Winters

So far, no meeting on Italy. But I did go to one about a scholarship for study abroad. It is the Gilman Scholarship. According to the meeting today, I can earn between $500 and $5,000. If I earn the $5,000, that would cover my next payment, my airfare and some of my expenses overseas. It would be such a blessing. However, if I can win the $500, it would help. I need to fill out an application and write two essays by March 1st (if I remember the date correctly). If I won, I also need to do a "follow up" project when I return from Study abroad.
Also, my mother and I found another great possibility of a direct flight to and from Italy.
I have until March 31st to make my $2,600 and honestly, I am scared I won't make it. I am working a job while at college but am only able to work 6 hours a week, which doesn't add up to much. Even if I put every cent to Italy, it wouldn't be possible. I need to find a way to do this.
I am very sorry for such a long time between posts. School has gotten pretty intense. I am in an elementary school from 7am to 4pm Mondays and Wednesdays, in a Pre-school on Fridays, have classes all day Tuesday and Thursday, work afternoons and then do homework at night. This past weekend I did homework from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4pm on Sunday. Don't worry, I am not complaining. I love being busy and hate sitting still. So this is a good long as I have time to get everything done. Thats the life of a Junior in college.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Any comments on how to raise money?
Fun stories that happened to you recently?
A joke you want to share?
Anything! I love getting comments even if I can't respond right away :)


  1. i love reading your updates...hope the grant $ comes to you! I am so impressed at how many people have been following your page! i was happy as could be when it went over 100now it is over a 1000! i know with your heart and head you will do this and do it right! keep us all posted!======

  2. I think you will get there. I bet people will come through in the end...they are probably waiting to see how you do all on your own. Don't worry. Did you find out any more specifics about the classes you will be taking?

  3. Not yet. I am sure that will be part of the first meeting. As soon as I hear rumors of a meeting I will be sure to let everyone know and then give you all an overview of what was discussed.


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