Posts Tagged ‘pursuit of happiness’


Today is a good day, just as every other day in my life.


Today, I will fight to regain my happiness as I pick myself back up off the ground,

brush off the dust and move forward.


Today, I will forgive and admit my faults as I try to push them on others.


Today, I will give and expect nothing in return.


Today, I was beat down by this cruel world but got up to face the next blow.


Today, I am thankful, no matter how bad I feel.


Today, someone else is suffering. My pain does not help them.


Today, I cried but wiped my tears away to write this blog in the hopes of inspiring others.


~Tammy Holloway~


Homework homework homework! I have a ton of it but thought I would share some of my enjoyment this morning. I make sure to take several breaks throughout my study sessions to keep my mind sharp. (If that’s possible.) If any of you ever decide to go to college here is my recommendation: Go! But seriously….Start off at a community college. Make sure it is an accredited school (meaning other schools will transfer in your credits). Do NOT…I repeat..DO NOT take online courses until you have been in school a while and can no longer be teacher dependent. (Like I was when I first decided to take an online course…geesh!) Now that I have been in college since the stone ages, I feel quite comfortable with online schooling. In fact, we are hours from any college campus out here in the boonies anyway lol! Don’t know what you wanna be when you grow up? That’s okay…I didn’t either all the way to my Master’s. My credits range is so far apart, I can’t see from one end to the other. I do, however, have a Bachelor’s Degree hanging on my wall, with honors. Now I am finishing my Master’s in Accounting. The things you learn in college are hard to explain. I guess you get a wide range of exposure to well-educated professors in all types of fields and they are all willing to give more information. After all, they are teachers.

College is NOT only for smart people. Don’t be discouraged to go. I was the first in my family and I (this is the God’s honest truth) did not know what  semester was. I walked up to the financial aid office at Laramie County Community College and spoke with someone there. They were very helpful in answering all my questions. It had been 10 years since I was in high school so I had to start at a low-level of Math. No biggie…I did it. People seem to always want to point out bad things about college. Yeah it is expensive, yeah it can be hard…but I am not the brightest bulb in the pack. I spend much more time on homework than my husband. He is more along the lines of one of those people you hated in high school because they never did homework or studied but got straight “A’s”. Don’t get me wrong, he is very smart and I am very proud of him but I just want to make a point about college. I made that leap. I joined the military for GI Bill money…which I used up back in the 1800’s (jk). I belong to two honors programs…(not looking good for my Master’s though). How do I do it? I make sure I do all the homework, attend classes regularly (online I have to participate 3 times a week), call the teacher for help, (that’s what they are there for) and last but not least…I study! I have heard it a million times….I can’t….I can’t…I can’t  PHOOOWIE!!! YES YOU CAN! but you have to work for it….just like everything else in life. Our economy isn’t doing too good these days and many people are out of work. The competition is much higher for filling the positions we want so college is a great enhancement to help get you in the direction you want to go.

Now look at these next pictures, have a laugh, and go look into attending college;-)

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! Laughter is gooOOOood. Laughter is REAL good;-) Now back to homework.

“The keys on your keyboard are the controls to your bulldozer. Take the keys and drive until you are finished. Everything else will kindly move out of your way or be forced to become a part of your path to success.”

Tammy Holloway




Have a sci-fi day everyone! TLH

Let me say a word or two about life and how “I” feel. There has been a drive in me for most of my life. I never fully understood it but always managed to push past the fears and “go for it”. I’ve never been a track star or someone amazingly smart with all the answers. Only most…just kidding. But seriously, watching this video made me understand. It brought me back to reality once again. I have been guilty of letting others bring me down or influence me in the wrong way. Not anymore. I live my life the way “I” want to live it and I am the happiest I have ever been. I do my best to achieve greatness no matter how small. It might be something simple like telling my husband how much I appreciate him or it might be working hours and hours on homework to get that “A” I want or finishing that novel I plan to have complete by the end of the year but I achieve it. I have a goal and I will reach it but until then I plan to achieve greatness every day! I can and I Will!!! Thanks Will Smith….This was very motivational. No matter who you are or what your dreams are, they are yours! Don’t let anyone take them away. As a former Seabee we would say “CAN DO”! There is so much truth in that statement. See this picture of me on that pole???? I was scared to DEATH…but I did it! Over and over again…..

See this picture? It’s my Bachelor’s Degree. It took me 10 years of trying again, and again, and again…..but I did it!

Remove “can’t” from your dictionary and push forward my friends! So what are you waiting for? Go write that book!

“The keys on your keyboard are the controls to your bulldozer. Take the keys and drive until you are finished. Everything else will kindly move out of your way or be forced to become a part of your path to success.” Tammy Holloway


Have a sci-fi day everyone! TLH