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 $$)