Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Big decision

This was a long and hard process to decide but I have decided I want to go back to my college. Jan 12 2015 I will start my first day *again* at Northern Michigan University. I like my job as a cosmetologist, but it was never what I dreamed of, I dreamed of earning a college degree. I feel like there is so much more to me, then just wanting to cut hair for the rest of my life. I finally feel strong enough to go back and finish what I have started. Right now I am hoping to be able to get a degree to hopefully work in a women's shelter to help battered woman and children. I'm not sure about a minor yet but I do have my theatre classes under my belt (because I was originally a theater major, I love theatre, but don't really see job opportunities in it unless I was a professional performer.) so I am considering that as a minor. I am a little nervous to go back but very excited. I get to go follow my dreams again, wish me luck :)

Remember how far you have come!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yesterday was his 21st birthday

Yesterday was his 21st birthday,

I don't know why I remember that but I don't think I'll ever forget.

Last night I had a dream.

It was outside. He was across the way from me, I saw it was him and started to run away. He said "Don't you wish I could hang" jokingly. His voice was the same. Why is it always right on in my dreams? Then he was on top of me and I was screaming. He was laughing. I was screaming at the top of my lungs "help me!" there was a million people around me, including his family, but no one would help me. He stuck his hand down my pants and was trying to rape me, he flipped me over and smacked my backside. I was screaming. I tried to tell everyone what happened but no one would listen or believe me.

Monday, November 3, 2014

This Woman Set Up An Instagram To Show The Shocking Truth Of Being A Woman Online

The screenshots uploaded detail the abuse and harassment women face daily.
Check it out:

A Woman Called 911 And Pretended To Order A Pizza To Alert Them Of  Domestic Abuse
From Buzzfeed.com

"had a call that started out pretty dumb, but was actually pretty serious:
“911, where is you emergency?”
“123 Main St.”
“Ok, what’s going on there?”
“I’d like to order a pizza for delivery.” (oh great, another prank call).
“Ma’am, you’ve reached 911”
“Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”
“Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?”
“Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”
“Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?”
“Yes, I do.”
“..And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?” (moment of realization)
“Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”
“I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?”
“Can you stay on the phone with me?”
“Nope. See you soon, thanks”
As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk. Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.