This book is about a young man seeking his personal legend (following his dreams).
While I was reading the book, I spent a good deal of time thinking about my own personal legend.
I enjoy reading, traveling, and seeking out unique adventures. I also enjoy writing about my adventures, my life, and my thoughts on various subjects.
At this point in my life, I am able to do all these things. I feel like I am living my own personal legend.
It’s no secret, going to college is expensive. However, there are a few things you can do to help decrease the burden of college tuition.
- Apply for Pell Grants through your school. Pell Grant money does not have to be paid back and is awarded based on financial need.
- Get a job with a company that offers tuition reimbursement. For example: Apple, Home Depot, Publix, Best Buy, UPS, FedEx, Gap, and Verizon Wireless will help pay for their employees education. Do a google search of businesses in your area to see which ones will offer this benefit.
- Attend a community college for the first two years. The tuition cost at a community college is drastically cheaper. Taking some of your classes at a community college will reduce the total amount you have to pay for your education.
- There are a few colleges that offer free tuition for all of their students. The students are given jobs, at the school, to help offset cost not covered by financial aid. A few of these schools include: College of the Ozarks, Berea College, Curtis Institute of Music, Alice Lloyd College, Webb Institute, and Deep Springs College.
I decided to channel my inner Buddha, while shopping.
This was an enjoyable book to read and full of practical advice. The main things I learned from reading it:
- Anything that feels forced or harder than it should be or causes you pain and distress is not meant for you.
- If we keep holding on to toxic situations or toxic people because we’ve already done too much or it’s too late to change things, we are only setting ourselves up for a miserable life.
Be your own hero by getting ready for emergencies. Collect and store these ten essential items.
- Non-perishable food
- Manual can opener
- First aid kit
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Personal car items
- Important documents
Source: Alabama Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness Handbook
It seems like the rain is never ending here in Alabama. The roads are flooded, and I’ve had it. I refuse to participate in this precipitation any longer.