Krista’s World

Hi my loveys; I have some fantastic news to share with you this evening!

First, the Go Fund Me campaign (A New Lease on Life) that I organized for my husbands dental work has received 3 donations so far! Casey, Stephanie, and Linda, Thank you SO much for your contributions!!! Your generosity is truly appreciated! Also, quite a few of you have been sharing the link for this campaign on your blogs and on various social media sites, and I wanted to take this opportunity to express just how much I appreciate your help in getting the word out. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we all work together!

Second, I have been saying since this time last year that 2016 was GOING to be MY year! Those who have followed along beside me on this journey can attest that this just has NOT been the case, despite my optimistic and hopeful outlook. At every single turn, conflict and obstacles ( A LOT of which I have not shared) have plagued my path. But, I believe that the tides are FINALLY beginning to shift.

Nose in the Books

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A fantastic opportunity presented itself to me (an open door if you will) this past week, and I wasn’t EVEN going to look a gift horse in the mouth, so I pounced on it! Things like this never happen to me, so you can imagine just how psyched I am! I have been given the chance to enhance my knowledge by attending a certification course. I am thoroughly excited for this newest chapter in my life, and am anxious to see what may develop next. Investing in yourself is ALWAYS a smart idea! I will be attending class all next week, so if it takes me a while to get back with you, please forgive me. My nose will be in the books. Wish me luck…

I hope that you have a fabulous weekend, and that you will create memories that will last a lifetime!

How to Apply for a College Grant

After leaving my controlling husband, moving back home from Europe, and restarting my life in Tennessee, I decided that it was high time I continue my education. It was something that I needed to do, for me. I had just found out that I was eligible for assistance from the government, so I began questioning everyone that I came across about how I could apply for a college grant. I assumed that since these folks dealt with all of these different programs that help people like me, then they would have the answers. Boy was I mistaken! They were about as knowledgeable as a twig.

Continuing Education

I didn’t have the internet at home, and at that time, I was unaware that the public library offered internet services for free. So, I just kept asking around. Finally, after about a year and a half, I ran across a wonderful woman named Jean. She gave me a pamphlet that showed me, step by step, how to apply for a college grant through FAFSA. The sky opened up and the birds rejoiced! I was finally going to be able to make my dream of going to college come true.

I went through the process, was accepted, and set forth to register for my first semester. My major began in dental hygiene, then changed to business, and finally turned to computer science. Not only did I learn to write computer programs, and assemble/disassemble a pc, but I also learned how to write the code to create my own web pages. Certified web master here…

These skills have not helped me in the real world, but they have aided me in my entrepreneurial adventures on my blog and in my Etsy shop. It took me a while to earn my degree and my certification, as I was working full-time, and raising 3 children solo, but I made it. I graduated in 2012 as one of the top in my class, and I am able to say that I did it all on my own. I set a goal and I stuck with it to the end. I am proud of myself and my accomplishments.

If you are interested in continuing your education, visit FAFSA on the web and go through the prompts. It’s a super easy process. You will be glad that you did!

Do you know of any other programs that could help others looking to better their future? I would love to hear about them…