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Friday, March 18, 2011

Progress...

Okay, so I THINK I'm making some progress around here in our lives.  Yesterday, I went on line and filed for the FAFSA grants for both myself AND Nick to try and go to school.  Clearly, finding work is not happening for me right now and so I have no choice but to try and go back to school to get some training for something.  With our taxes being done, I was able to go on line and do the entire application process and from what I understand, we could get not only enough to cover our tuition and books but some of our living expenses.  

Which leads to progression number two:  Nick is moving out.  His best friend just got a great deal on a rental house and it's three bedrooms and he has a room mate but needs a third one so....that's Nick!  So we're working on finding him furniture and getting his finances in order and whatnot.  I think this is going to be a GREAT thing for him and I'm excited that he's taking a chance and doing it.

I've made a web page for Frank's business and getting him listed on both Google and Yahoo.  That was interesting.  It's still in the baby stages but if you want to check out some of his work you can click HERE

I have found out that you do not need a teaching certificate if you teach electives at private or charter schools.  So I am working on my resume to submit to several local school about either subbing or maybe offering my creative writing classes there.  You never know if it will work out unless you try.

I will be finishing my one on-line class today on how to teach a class on-line and then Monday start up with another new one on how to write a query letter.  And my Microsoft Word class keeps going through the end of the month.  I'm a little behind right now because life has kept me busy but I have learned SO MUCH in these classes and am loving it.

So we keep moving forward...hoping for something to fall in to place and get us out of this slump that we've been in.  I have hope...

5 comments:

Lin said...

The FAFSA only tells the school and the government your financial ability to pay for school. The school then works that number into their calculations and includes federal loans, scholarships, and possibly some money towards your education. We were told not to count on anything and honestly, I haven't heard of anyone we know getting any kind of break.

Catherine said...

I wish you the best...you certainly have spunk...God Bless you, Catherine xo

Irene said...

I am inspired by your attitude and determination! That is a lot of stuff accomplished!!

Unknown said...

OMG, I left the longest comment ever and something happened with blogger that erased it. I'm happy to see you have hope and I'm sure that something will pan out soon.

Silvergirl said...

goodluck :)