First Time for Everything
This is a story about me having organ failure in 2020. I was previously dealing with stomach issues, but as time went on things got extremely worse. I was in and out of emergency rooms not being taken seriously, until a veteran medical physician took the time to listen. He sent me to a Gastrointestinal physician where we discovered my gallbladder was functioning at less than 30%, I developed gastritis, and a large ovarian cyst ruptured. I had surgery the day before Thanksgiving to have my gallbladder removed after months of pain and uncertainty.
My New Best Friend
I’ve always loved children, but being an aunt is one of my favorite things ever. My niece is the little best friend I never knew I needed. I want to be the best I can be for her, and keep being the cool aunt. These past two years have been filled with joy and I can’t wait to see how else we grow up together.
This is a story about how I found the courage to go back to school for my degree. I graduated high school in 2012 and took a few classes at the local community college, yet I was still unsatisfied with school. I joined the military and tried a different route in life, but I always gravitated back to school. I graduated in 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and loved my career, but I still didn’t feel that was my true passion, it just came naturally. After transferring to KSU, I’m finally where I feel I belong and expected to graduated December 2023.
This story is about growing up in the life of a military kid. This is a lifestyle I don’t regret and wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. I’ve been able to travel the world, life in different countries/states, attend various different schools, and be immersed in various cultures. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for my upbringing, especially during the early 90s/00s where we actually had to get out and explore life.
Back to Me
A personal story about rediscovering myself in my late twenties and finding the courage to open myself up again. Life can get heavy and be very unpredictable to the point it freezes you in your tracks. If you allow yourself to stay stagnant in darkness for too long, you eventually lose yourself. The past few years I’ve been on a personal journey of getting back to myself and this has been one of the most beautiful times in my life. I’m learning more about myself than I’ve allowed myself to know, and I’m allowing myself to live more my way.