lily_virus (lily_virus) wrote in backtoschool,


I am Lily; I'm probably a lil older than most of you - I'm 33. And I just joined Live Journal today so I'm still trying to figure out where I'm at and what I'm doing, but so far, so good!

I decided in June to turn my life upside down and return to school - just completed my first semester of college in Jacksonville, FL. Aside of the financial difficulties, I can't say I regret it one bit. Hopefully I'm setting a good example for my 10 yr old son, but I couldn't be doing any of it without the help of my awesome father; he deserves a lot of credit for helping to cover the gaps for my son and I.

This isn't my first round of career education, but I'm hoping it's the one that sticks. I've previously studied cosmetology as well as computer networking/repair, and I'm currently doing what I've always wanted to do (that everyone always said would never go anywhere), interior design. I'm hoping that by doing things my way this time, it all works out. Doing what you're told isn't always the right thing - despite what your mother says...

And because I know how difficult it is to pay for everything, I've been researching scholarship/grant opportunities & I'd be happy to share with anyone that needs it. Right now I'm in the mix for two scholarship awards from & it would mean everything to me if any of you could spare the time to vote occasionally :-)

All contests are voter-driven; meaning results are determined by votes from visitors to the site.You don't have to register to vote unless you'd like to enter one of the contests, and if you don't enjoy writing essays for scholarship entries and have a little creativity, you will LOVE

So, if you have a moment to spare, please click each of the links below to share a vote or two for me & definitely let me know if you enter any yourself because I'd love to return the favor!!

This contest is for favorite hats & ends on 12/11

This contest is for "college must haves" & ends on 12/10

There are many new contests that don't end until Jan/Feb so definitely check them out - every little bit will help! As little as $100 for a runner-up entry could buy a book or two!


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