Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Spring Break is turning into a Winter Break...

Tomorrow is my last day of undergraduate classes at the University of Washington. Today was my last business class and presentation. Today is my last day at work. Tomorrow I am getting my car fixed up like new. Saturday will be my last two finals as an Undergrad at UW. I am basically done with a final paper that is due on Monday.

I... AM... ALMOST... DONE!

Ok, so I still have to take an evening class at South Seattle next quarter but all I have to do is pass it which should be a breeze! I took an accounting class through Bellevue Community college and 4.0'd it, so this shouldn't be much more difficult.

I can't wait for Spring Break!!! Although is telling me that we are going to Arizona and Utah during a huge winter storm. I just hope it passes quickly so the M's games don't get rained out. Michelle and I agreed that if the weather is simply too much to handle, we are going to take a right turn for Vegas. It's not like we have any reservations anywhere so we can fly by the seat of our pants. Hopefully it won't come to that though, because Vegas isn't much fun when you're only twenty.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Please interview me?

Well folks, I applied for the Gates Scholarship and will be hearing from them on March 16th as to whether I get an interview or not. I really want an interview!!! Seeing as I headline this here blog, I'm going to tell you why.

First of all, this is one of the most amazing opportunities offered by the University of Washington Law School. On the financial end of things, the scholarship provides for three years of tuition, books, transportation, lodging, and even a stipend for other expenses. It is a full ride scholarship in every sense of the word. However it provides so much more than money!

As a Gates Scholar you become a part of a strong community of professionals dedicated to public service. You have mentors in the law school and in the law community that help you reach your professional goals. They provide financial assistance and placement assistance for an internship during your 1L or 2L summer. The program is constantly putting on programs and seminars that let scholars and the broader community gain insight into Public Service Law and where it stands today. The Gates PSL Program surrounds you with the support that law students could only dream of!

Most importantly, the program would allow me to ultimately follow my dream of becoming a lawyer for underprivileged Indian tribes and individuals. It is the entire reason I am going to law school, and with the assistance of this program I am confident that I can make a huge positive impact on their futures. If I could just get an interview I know I could get that passion across. They require 5 years of public service after law school and I would be so happy to be able to do that and so much more!

Dear Universe,

Please let me get this interview. I will take it from there, unless you want to help of course.




Monday, March 1, 2010

Final Spring Break Itinerary

Well Michelle and I have finalized our Spring Break plans and let me tell you folks, it's going to be a doozie! We are going to drive down to Bryce Canyon via Salt Lake City. Then head south to Phoenix by way of the Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. In Phoenix we are going to see a couple of M's games and hopefully seeing family. We might even make our way down to Tucson to see Saguaro NP. Then we're off to Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Monument Valley. We go north to see Arches NP and Canyonlands NP and then haul ass home!

11 days... 4 National Parks... 2 M's games... and memories to last a lifetime!