volunteer · Women Empowerment

Volunteer Project: Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a non profit organization that hopes to bridge the gap in the lack of women that have computer science degrees. The website GirlsWhoCode.com is very informative in the fact that they list a lot of facts and statistics about how successful the program is.

There are two parts to the program; one you can participate in the school club or secondly, the summer immersion program. I participated in the Summer Immersion program and it was AMAZING. I learned so many things about how computers work and how there are soooooooo many jobs that are computer related. The Girls Who Code program WAS NOT all about forcing girls into computer science. It was about bringing awareness to what computer science actually is. So many people think “omg thats about sitting at home in your mom’s basement hacking the world for hours all lonesome like”, but its really not. Computer Science coding has so much more to it. With this new segment on my blog I hope to share my experience and also bring awareness to computer science as well.

This year I have decided to start a GWC Club as an GWC Alumni. I feel it is the best way to give back to all that GWC has done for me. With that said while I live in Arkansas, I will be creating a GWC Club on the Air Force base I work at for a year and blogging the whole experience so look forward to it!

Comment below some activities or programs you have participated in that have influenced your life!

 

Adventures

Staying Busy in Arkansas

Lately, I have been trying to go out more. I went out to treat myself by getting my nails done at Nails Perfect. I just randomly decided that I wanted to do something for myself and this is what I chose so it was a Tuesday or Wednesday night and I drove down to it. The owner was very welcoming and the place itself was very clean and pretty so already I was enjoying my experience and I hadn’t even sat down yet. Since I am in the military I can no longer get like a lavender purple or try out different colors. Nail colors have to be natural, “nude”, colors or french manicure. I decided to go with a french manicure. The French manicure always looks simple yet professional and you can’t go wrong. I was even offered a free gift I believe because we are rolling into the holiday season which was really sweet of the owner. It is a cuticle scrub that smells really good. When you get gifts you have to come back lol so I will definitely be back there soon.

Also if you ever want to check them out here is their facebook page which will provide you with their location and hours: Nails Perfect

I also decided to go to a meet and greet event that was on base for the Airman. It was a fun experience met a couple young ladies that I found to be pretty nice. One of the girls is trying to start up her own side gig with Mary Kay so we did a Mary Kay party which was fun and included a lot of laughing.

 

Then for the past two weeks, I have been going to football games to watch my squadron kick some butt! We won our game today and I believe we won last time too. My friend Simpson is actually playing on the team while Liz (remember her from Papito’s post) and I watched and supported. It was a bit cold while we were out there we both got goosebumps. Lucky for me she brought out some popcorn and this coconut flake snack that was good.

Some things I am looking forward to are going to a pumpkin patch and dressing up as a zombie to advertise for some haunted houses and haunted trails so look forward to seeing some posts about those soon!

Comment below if there are any events you are looking forward to!

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He left me </3

I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately. Life has gotten a little stressful. I mean, what do you do when someone you love leaves you? No, he did not leave me exactly, he had to go on an emergency TDY. He called me that Friday morning, the morning they told him that within 72 hours he will be sent away to help with some of the world’s natural disasters. He told me how he just found out some news and his supervision said he will be gone for about two or three days, currently, now it’s going on two weeks…

I guess this is just my way of saying I have a newfound appreciation for the time and how important it is and for technology for being the tools I can use to keep contact with him. I also thank God and the people who reached out to me at church who keep him in our prayers.

He has always had this inner passion to be a hero. For him, this was his calling but was it at the wrong time? I did not want him to go. I know it is not the end of the world but some days it feels like it. I’m not going to lie sometimes I cried. Some nights its so bad I cry myself to sleep. I have been trying to keep busy, get involved in my community and such, but it’s hard. And I don’t think it will get any easier.

Adventures · volunteer

Habitat For Humanity

Volunteering is something that everyone should take a chance to do at least once. You might find that you really enjoy helping others and one day can start a non-profit organization. Some of you might find that uhhhh its not as fun as you thought but then I would just suggest trying out a different volunteer opportunity. Volunteering is honestly as fun as you make it. I would also suggest inviting your boyfriend or girlfriend and other friends because it helps the time pass by faster if the volunteer activity is requires physical labor.

The last volunteer opportunity Stefan and I took advantage of was August 1 2017 from 0800 to 1100 we were apart of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store! You can see pictures on my Instagram account linked in the about me page or just view the pictures below!

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The way that Habitat for Humanity works is that the houses they build are 100% from donations. The employees are paid through the efforts of the Re-Store which is basically like a thrift store items are donated and then sold to the public to pay the salaries of the employees so that houses can still be built for those who can’t afford one.

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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami

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(Picture standing on one of the top floors of the museum)

Since I have been in the Air Force I have had so many things back home change. New signs have been put up, other signs taken down, many businesses have closed while many others have just started. So of course while I was down there I had to visit the New Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.

When I was younger I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent at the Museum of Science & Planetarium. My father loved to get out of the house as my mother would put it and one way he would do this is by taking us to this museum. We were basically regulars at this museum sometimes seeing the same exhibits for 4 times before we noticed a new one that was introduced. Well now all the way into my adulthood I still enjoy going to museums. Museums create a space where learning is about; what can you can discover today? You can go to a museum and visit one exhibit and learn so many new things or you can go to all the exhibits and come back the next day and see how much more there was still to learn.

The exhibits as always are very nice. Educational yet not boring and dull with the content. I was happy to see that while to museum grew in its scale it did not loose how interactive it had always been. That is personally something that I enjoy when going to museums and not every museum is able to do that. It is one thing to show me a picture of a sea urchin, it is another to let me explore that habitat and maybe get to pet a few sea critters and this museum allows that. Secondly, the staff were all very welcoming and happy. I did not see anyone who looked like they did not enjoy where they were working and to be of service to others as they asked for information. Thirdly, another perk if you are in military or a veteran is that you plus 4 others get to enter the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for free!

Definitely go and checkout the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! I enjoyed my experience and hopefully you will too! Comment below some of your favorite Museums and where they are located!