You guys I am so proud of myself I don't even know where to begin with this post. I have so much on my mind and I feel like I don't just want to blab about it, but my life has took a turn in a positive direction and I cannot be happier! Are you ready to hear what's been going on in Katlyn's World?
First of all you all already know that I have accomplished goal #1 of getting my GED in order to get the weight of high school off my shoulders. Can I hear a whoop, whoop? Anyways, since I was having a hard time finding a job in town that payed me more than minimum wage in order to actually make it worth while to put Bentley in daycare and such I decided to try for college.
I have been debating many things as you will know with past posts and just couldn't make up my mind since I would be spending money that we don't really have in order to better my life. I knew I wanted to be in the health field but didn't know exactly where in it I wanted to see myself. Well... yesterday I was talking to my good friend Jennifer about my life and she told me about something called MyCAA. It's a program that helps military spouses go to school. They give you up to $4,000 to complete a program that they have approved. You get the course and all the materials! I decided to go for it and enrolled in a program to become a Pharmacy Technician. When I found out about it I immediately went online to start the process. Within 24 hours I got an email with what I had to do next. By the end of today I got everything including financial aid approved and will be starting my courses August 1st! I seriously cannot tell you how happy I am to say that I am starting college when I'm supposed to be plus I won't have the hardships of the debt that goes along with it most of the time. Pretty awesome, right?!
I think what makes me really happy is that even though I struggled a great deal in high school, had a child, dropped out, got married, and moved away from my home town, I still 'graduated' the same time as my class (even if it was just an equivalent certificate) and will be going to college at the same time if not before my classmates! There has been so many people in my life that have told me that I have put a burden onto myself and family by all the 'mistakes' that I have made and how having a child so young would hinder everything that happened in my life from hence forth. Well I can now laugh in their faces and tell them that I have a lot more in my life that matters to me and that I worked hard for than they do and I am a hell of a lot stronger for it!!! I think I'm doing quite well and will continue to push through the tough things that are thrown at me because I know I can get through anything and it feels so good to say that!!!
I other news we have added a new family member this last week! Her name is Motor and she is a 1 1/2 year old Tabby cat. I have wanted a kitty for quite some time now and so has Bentley.. I mean seriously he just says "Ki-Ki, Ow!" which is translated to Kitty, Kitty, Meow! over and over all day long! So I
begged asked Logan if I could get a kitty. At first there was quite a lot of arguing about it but he finally said yes because he loves me so much and just wants me to be happy. When I got the okay I went on craigslist to see if I could find a special little friend who needed a new forever home that I could rescue. Well I hit the jackpot! Motor is spayed, up to date on shots, micro chipped. She also came with a brand new cat tree, toys, a covered litter box, her bowls, a tub of cat litter, and a 20lb bag of cat food. Want to know the best part? She was free!!! As soon as I got the email saying that she was still available and that I could go and see her I packed up Bentley into the car and drove 28 miles to get her! It was love at first sight!
She is doing very well with us as her new family! She purs and cuddles when I pick her up and she is amazing with Bentley. She still is shy and hides out most of the day though because she doesn't really understand what Elena is and if she's okay. It's new though and I expected it so no worries! I can't wait until she's a little more social though, I'm so in love with her!
As you can tell Elena doesn't really know what to do with her either. It's rather cute to watch though because Elena just tries to talk to her. Not a lot of barking involved! :)
Bentley is in love with her already! She lets him poke and pet and do whatever else he wants to do to her. She's a very, very good kitty! It's going to be fun to watch their relationship evolve into something special!
The only thing that has to be changed is her weight. I know that she isn't supposed to be as chunky as she is.. Her head to body proportion is WAY off. So I'm changing her food and going to try to get her to play and walk around the house with me. We shall see what happens from there!
So that's a little of what I've been up to! I'm sure there will be more posts this week about 4th of July and the Butterfly release so stay tuned for that! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!