There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yatta's Back In School...Again

Well, once again, I'm going back to school.  Can a sista finish this time?  Love can be so overrated, especially when you put your dreams on hold in the name of love.  Do I sound jaded?  Maybe so.  I mean, I'm not hatin' on love or anything.  I guess it's my fault for choosing to love the wrong people.

But this is totally NOT where I intended to go with this post. This post is about how I am back in college, tomorrow, bright and early.  Woo hoo!  This is one of those blessings that came out of my husband jumping ship. I had to put my thinking cap on and figure out how to survive!

I am a Desert Storm veteran with service connected disabilities.  This qualifies me for the vocational rehab program for veterans.  We have up until 12 years after an honorable discharge from active duty or the diagnosis of a disability to use this benefit.

At first I was going to go to school for nails, but then I did some research and found out that it is not a very lucrative career in my community.  So then I decided I would go for medical transcribing because it looks to be a stable career and you can make decent money with it.

I went to orientation for the vocational rehab program and started pondering if I should tell my counselor that I already own a business.  However, I was scared they wouldn't want to help me if I had my own business, even though it's still up and coming.  But God kept whispering in my ear that I should just tell my counselor about my business and see what happened.

Thanks God!  She was so excited to know that I was a female veteran with my own business, and went on to explain all of the ways the vocational rehab program could grow and support my business. Yes!  I'm glad I was obedient to the Lord.  It pays my friends. :)

So we came up with a plan for me to go back to school and get my degree in business management. I mean duh, that's a no brainer right?  And it went from there.  I had to jump through a few hoops to get some past stuff straightened out.  I had to drop classes when I was activated for Desert Storm and they were trying to penalize a sista for the drop.  But a few military documents cleared that up quick.

When I came back from the war I enrolled in school again, but I really wasn't ready and I dropped again.  So I had to explain about all of that, but it's all good now.  This past Friday my counselor met me at Best Buy and she purchased and iPad, lap top, touch screen, wireless, printer, paper, ink, iPad smart cover, lap top bag, you name it, all for me. :)

My tuition, books, and supplies are all paid for through this program. I will also receive a financial stipend for each month that I am in school.  Ain't God good friends?  All the time!



  1. Yes he is, just when we think a door has been shut in our face, God knocks on our door and points us to a new door that he has opened :) God bless, Yatta and welcome back to school. It was scary for me after 14 yrs been out of high school, no college experience, but I trusted him and in May, I will graduate with my degree.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement Alex. But I think I'm even happier that you stopped by to support my blog. Thank you my friend. :)


  4. No problema chica ;)Thank you :)

  5. This is so awesome mom!!!! I love you so much and I'm so proud of you!!!!! You have been tremendously blessed and OBVIOUSLY God has A WHOLE LOT of favor in you! He's made you strong enough to overcome anything! Not to many people can say wake up everyday and go to bed with blessings each night :) It makes me incredibly happy for you!

    Love you mom!

  6. Thank you first born. I know you always have my back. We are the dynamic duo! :)

  7. Congrats girlfriend. God is awesome and so are you. Keep on steppping into the plans he has for you and you will be victorious. So happy for you.

  8. Thank you Val! I appreciate the love and support. :)

  9. Praise God! yay you! This seriously rocks!! So thrilled for you! Let me know if I can help, anything you need, just let me know :)

  10. Thank you Ren and no YOU rock girl! Just please keep my kids and I in your prayers and covered by the blood of Jesus. That is the most important thing you can do. Love u girl! :)

  11. Good luck on your new adventure! I'm a new follower from MBC.

  12. My first day was today sis. It was great! :)

  13. My goodness girl...first off - CONGRATS on getting back in school!!!! My prayer is that you will finish, if that's what God has planned for you! I always love to hear about a 'sista' going back to school. God is so good!!! All that for you...that IS awesome and just confirmation that you're exactly where God wants you to be!!!
    Your newest follower by way of MBC!!! Come check a sista out at

  14. SO EXCITED for you! You needed some sunshine! (OR, SONshine!) I will say classes can be dull...REALLY dull...but they do have good info. Love that you got the hook-up with all that fun stuff to support your learning and business! NOW - help us know how we can help support your business. I really wish we could have a 'small business night' at church, or some sort of way of connecting our congregation with people in the congregation who have businesses like a directory or something.

  15. Yatta,

    So nice to meet you!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am so excited for you to be going back to school. And what a blessing that things are working out for you in such a crazy weird way.

    It is amazing how things seem to work out sometimes. Nothing feels better than knowing that God is leading you.

    I am so excited to have you as a new friend.

    Thanks for posting my button. I'm hoping to do some good this holiday season.


  16. Hello I have just found your lovely blog through the blog hop this weekend wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
    Always Wendy

  17. Stopping by to follow you back from the Finding New Friends blog hop.
    Congrats on going back to school! Even when you put your dreams on hold for the ones you love, you can do anything you put your mind too, girl! I hope you'll take us along on this journey with you so we can be there to support you!

  18. Indeed it is never too late :)
    Hi, following from Mombloggers. Please feel free to follow me back at:

    My Twitter is:!/DMochaTraveler

  19. Hope you are doing well. You haven't blogged for a while and I've been thinking about you!!!

    1. Thank you! I know I haven't been around for a but I'm coming back. I just want to make sure it's something worth posting. I appreciate you thinking about me. Girl you made my day! :)