Thursday, June 9, 2011


I have a new blog documenting my journey through PA school. The link is::

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Sunday, February 13, 2011


I have no news on the Navy or PA School front. I am waiting to get a pre-medical clearance before I can move on (due to my migraines). After that, I will either be disqualified, or will begin the application process.  We'll see...

Anyways, I have an iPhone, and I got the free "Holy Bible" application, that I use for church.

Today, the pastor used the passage 1 Corinthians 11:26.  Along with this app comes the "notes" section. Usually it is really good and has some pretty useful and interesting notes to go with the verse. 

Unfortunately, I found something that was very upsetting in the notes for this verse. 

Apparently, some guy is writing a blog about the "Thoughts of a Non-believer." He is an atheist and is reading the Bible and blogging about how ridiculous the Bible is.  I find this absolutely revolting. I wish I had some good reason, but mainly I find it HIGHLY inappropriate to take something and make fun of it.

Again, I have no credible or strong arguments why I disagree with this man and his blog, but I will pray for him. I will pray that he reads the Bible with some seriousness and can find that he believes it's contents.

In the meantime, I will just stay away from his blog :)

And on another note, Happy Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Get a Move On, People!"

Hey Hey Hey!

After phone tag for 3 days, the recruiter FINALLY reached me.

She is an awesome person, super helpful, and has an accent that mimics Paula Deen.

She happens to be coming to Orlando this weekend, so I will be making yet another trip home for the weekend (but Jon will be gone... sad). We are meeting on Thursday at 9:30.
She said "Make sure you bring you ID because you have to go through an armored gate and they're gonna need to know you are." If I wasn't intimidated yet, I AM NOW.

So, she sent me an email with everything I need to get. It's gonna be fun.  I need the obvious, like birth certificate, SSN card, transcripts. But I also need ALL my medical records (due to my migraines/surgery) and 3 character references, and letter of acceptance.  As well as about 1000 forms to fill out.

We have to move quickly because they are meeting this month and apparently the security clearance is what takes the longest.  She also mentioned that there are 18 spots and 21 "kits" so far.  She did say I had a solid GPA, so hopefully I'll be chosen, but we'll see.

It's all in God's hands, so I'm not worried if I get accepted or not. It'll all work out one way or another.
Pray for me on Thursday morning at 9:30 am :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

"In the Navy"

I've got BIG news!

As you know, I was accepted to the NSU PA Program, beginning June 1, 2011. 

The tuition of the program will be ~$25,529/year (excluding living and books). If you are in a graduate program or even undergraduate program for many people, it is a large sum of money. 

Most people use loans, and repay the loans upon graduation.

I have decided to attempt a different route. 

I am applying for the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program!!!!!
This is something that I really want and will be proud, if accepted, to continue the tradition of my father and his father by serving in the United States Navy.

If accepted, there are many benefits:
  • 100% of your tuition is paid. 
  • Monthly stipend of $2060 to spend as you like.
  • All educationally required school fees (minus housing and meals) are paid.  
  • Full reimbursement for required books, supplies, and equipment. 
For this, I will be required to serve three years in the US Navy after graduation (among other various requirements during the time in school. The PA program, will, however, remain the #1 priority whilst in school.)
I am beginning the application process soon. I am waiting to hear back from the recruiter who will guide me along in this process. Unfortunately, the process takes about 3-4 months, and so I will not hear back until May!!!

I am very excited about this and will definitely keep you updated on all my goings-on for the process of applying to this program, as well as applying for regular financial aid (in case of rejection). I will also keep up with the process of actual PA school between now and the start date!

And on that note: I received my OFFICIAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE! 
(As well as how to give them my $$)


Monday, January 31, 2011

Lucy, from 'Peanuts'

Just for the fun of it, and to document it, I am an ESTJ...

What got me into figuring this all out was a comment that "PA Students are all Type A personalities!" I don't know much, so I looked into it...

I am indeed a Type A personality with one MAJOR exception: I am NOT a competitive person. At all. Not even a little bit.

Anyhow, I did do the personality test to determine my ESTJ status, known as the Supervisor.  It is pretty accurate::

  • "ESTJs thrive on order and continuity" 
  • "ESTJs are content to enforce "the rules," often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority." 
  • "The family likewise is a central focus for ESTJs"
  • "Tradition is important to the ESTJ. Holidays, birthdays and other annual celebrations are remembered and observed often religiously by this type."
  •  "ESTJs promote the work ethic. Power, position and prestige should be worked for and earned. Laziness is rarely viewed with ambivalence nor benevolence by this type.
  • "The ESTJ is outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed. The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls."
  •  "In school Supervisors are often model students, dutifully following directions, doing all their homework, doing it thoroughly, and on time. Above all else, they wish to do what they are supposed to do, and they rarely question the teacher's assignments, method of instruction, standards, or authority. And their industry and perseverance only become more important to them as they grow into adulthood and take on the responsibilities of job and family."
  • " Supervisors are pretty easy to get to know. At ease in polite company, they tend not to confuse people by sending double messages or putting on airs-what they seem to be, they are."
If you know me, you can fully grasp that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE THINGS about ESTJ's are true about ME. It's kinda scary how a silly personality test can really accurately describe me. So, if you wanted to know anything about me, it's all written above :)

Some famous people just. like. me are::
Simon Peter (Like, from the Bible, COOL!)
Billy Graham
Lucy, from 'Peanuts' (although, I'm not exactly sure this is a good thing....)
George W. Bush
George Washington
Sandra Day O'Connor

Today, my friends, was a pretty awesome day. :)



I got all three. My first interview at NSU Jacksonville was quick to reject me. This is okay, because I really didn't like the area or the campus (personal preference).  The second school I interviewed at, NSU Orlando, placed me on the alternate list.  This was my favorite LOCATION, but not my favorite CAMPUS. My third school, NSU SW Campus (Ft. Myers) ACCEPTED me!! This was my favorite campus from the start and I will know some awesome people who will be there also. 

Nova Southeastern University, SW Campus, Here I come. 

I start on June 1, 2011. 
EEP! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

A waiting game.

I am finished with my interviews. Yup. All done.

I don't really know how I did or if I'll get accepted. They really give you ZERO feedback during the interview. I think that I did better at Orlando than Jacksonville, but we'll see.

The 2 interviews were VERY different than one another, but the questions were about the same; which was good, because it gave me good practice for Orlando.

However, with that said, Paulene (the admissions lady at Orlando) told me that you could be a great applicant and do fantastic at the interview but still not get accepted, simply because there aren't enough seats.

I think I'm more nervous now that the interviews are over. Just a waiting game...

I should hear back from Jacksonville in 7-10 days and Orlando in 2-4 weeks.

I hope I get in. Pray for me....