Saturday, November 26, 2011

A year ago.

I was talking with my Best Friend Arryn on our excursion to St. George and we were discussing where we were a year ago. This year has gone by so FAST! But I tried to remember so here we go

A Year ago I:

was 19.
Had just finished beauty school and never wanted to do hair again!
Was getting ready For DisneyLand with my family :)
Was really bummed I couldn't start school Fall Semester

And then that semester did start. And it was so much different than this one. Good and bad reasons really. I know everything happens for a reason. And I happy that my friends are happy. Even though we're in different places and that sucks some days really bad. But then I remember that I'm blessed in so many ways. I also remember that I have friends everywhere I go.

And I'm thankful.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I have never been so excited to hear about a mistake before in my life. I'll condense this story as much as I can, so here we go.
I'm a college girl. I have tuition and housing to pay. My only option really is financial aid. So like any good college girl, I started my FAFSA at the end of July to ensure plenty of time for it to process. I wasn't really worried because last semester it went off without a hitch. Why should this time be any different? Well, maybe because 80% of students here at USU-Eastern got audited. So in the middle of September I had to fill out MORE paperwork. So come the first week of October I had full confidence that I would go up to the Financial Aid office and they would tell me that the pell grant had already been applied to my account. It would take 10 minutes.

I was so wrong.

They told me I didn't qualify for any pell grants. They also told me that I was offered a loan of $5,500 but I would need to make payments on it while in school. Oh, and I still had to come up with $900 per semester.

All I could do was cry. And pray. And cry some more. And call my mom and cry. It was getting to be ridiculous. I had to look at all of my options but nothing felt right. I went back and talked to the Financial Aid people, and they couldn't really do anything for me. I was so screwed!

And then my mom came to my rescue. She realized I had come to the end of my rope and called the Dean of Students. I'm not sure how he and Financial Aid communicated, but I got a call on Friday that was the sweetest call I had ever received. Financial Aid made a $10,000 mistake on my paperwork and no one had caught it. So now I qualify for some pell grants and a loan that I don't have to make payments on while I'm in school.

I know this story probably means nothing to the average reader, but it strengthened my testimony of prayer in so many ways. I think I get so caught up in myself sometimes that I forget that God is there to hear me. He wants to bless me. All I have to do is ask.

xoxo, Lisha

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Does it get better than this?

Perfect. That's all I can think.
That no matter what words
I write, they would be too plain.
Too unspecial.
Because you deserve the best.
And I'm not sure you have it,
but I will try my hardest.
For you.
Because that's what you deserve.
The best.
And I hope and pray that's enough.
Because I can't imagining it getting better than this.

xoxo, Lisha
Oh and I love having one of these.... :)