Here is my story;as a child and even into my adolescent and teenage years I had always loved school;deciding whether or not I would go to college was never a question of mine, it was more of how would I get there.
Scholarships and financial aid would only go so far and although I came from a two parent houselhold;two very hard working parents, I knew it was still a stretch when I was accepted to an in state university,but had to turn them down because it was too far, and we could not afford for me to live in the dorms. I was unsure of what I wanted to do,but one thing I did know was I wanted that degree, I wanted to be an independent woman able to support myself and stand on my own two feet.
I enrolled in a local community college just minutes from home (sure it wasn't the college life I had wanted,but I was going for it and my degree was in progress).Realizing that the expenses of college where going to be more than my 19 year old self could handle I decided that I would join the Airforce in hopes that they would help in paying for my education,but just one day before I was scheduled to meet with my recruiter on an evening outing with my then boyfriend I convinced myself not to go through with the meeting and stay;2 weeks later I learned I was pregnant.
I welcomed my first child at 20 years old and shortly after graduated with my A.A..The next four years were the most difficult and trying of my life.Juggling work, school,and being a single mom.My child came first and I was taking breaks in between semester to be able to work and save the money to pay for rent,childcare etc... finally in March 2010 I became certified Surgical Technologist and in October of that year I married my best friend and the father of my son.
I always longed for that Bachelor's Degree and in just few short months I will finally have one along with all the debt that accompanies it,now a married mother of two I'd like to be able to enjoy some of life with my husband and our boys, so I started this campaign,not expecting in anyway a freeby,but maybe a chance at a head start on paying of my student loans and starting the next chapter of my life.