Freedom feels so, so good. I feel like the fall semester literally flew by. I mean, wasn’t I just sailing away from Washington on the Alaska Ferry like last week not 4 months ago? Goodness.
My life in Alaska really has been a blessing and only more of a confirmation with each day that it’s where I’m supposed to be. As of a week ago I’m officially an EMT 1, hooray! I still have to take my National EMT exam in January but according to the state of Alaska I am now official, hooray! Next up? EMT 2 then the plan is for Paramedic school in the fall, it won’t be a cake walk, but I couldn’t be more excited.
My EMT 1 Class along with our teacher, Tiffani, after our practical exam on the 13th.
So what else is new? Well, some of you may have seen on Facebook but I was offered an RA (Resident Assistant/Resident Advisor depending on the school you go to) for the spring. I had my interview the Monday after Thanksgiving and hardly ate for the next few days as I waited to find out the results. I knew that a few other girls had applied for the position and wasn’t sure where I stood, but in the end it worked out for me. It’s definitely a position with a lot responsibility but it should be so good. As an added bonus I get free housing in return which is definitely going to take off some of my financial burden.
Speaking of financial aid I found out the other day I received a scholarship from the school that covers 12 credits! Another huge blessing for sure. However it looks like the credits I transferred in from my bachelors are causing some trouble/confusion and making me technically ineligible for financial aid since I’m now going for an associate degree and have more than 150% of the credits needed (not the specific classes just the credits in general). I can’t talk to anyone at the school about it until after new years so it’s definitely a weight. I’m considering double majoring and entering a bachelors program if that will make things easier. This is a definite prayer request for me. My entire life is in Alaska right now and if I don’t have financial aid then I can’t afford to go to school and if I don’t go to school I will lose my housing and my job on top of the academic issues it will cause. In other words I REALLY need this to get sorted out! I know that God has paved the way and provided everything thus far so I have no reason to think it won’t work out, but until I have some certainty I can’t help but worry a little, you know?
In other news, as for life right now, I’m currently enjoying my Christmas break in Washington, spending time at my parents house, catching up on Redbox movies (we don’t have Redbox in Soldotna although we ironically have Blockbuster) and enjoying time with my 3 month old nephew Ezekiel. Gosh they grow so fast! I’m so thankful to have this month where I can just rest, relax and enjoy the “temperate” weather. I mean, I can leave the house only wearing a sweatshirt! I haven’t been able to do that in months! I’m also enjoying all the shopping options we have here compared to Soldotna although I could leave all the traffic. Definitely not something I missed!
Well, I guess that’s it for now, except to wish you all a