Alright. I really don’t know exactly how to say this.
I last asked for you guys to vote for me during a contest held to find a resident blogger for a popular website.
I didn’t win, but I think it was a little close.
The next contest I didn’t even mention on the blog, but that was just because I never had a chance to be Cheap Sally’s gojillion dollar saving savvy blogger.
So after all that, I don’t really blame you if you brush this off and ignore it – except please don’t.
Every year, collegescholarships.org grants a $10,000 scholarship to a blogger. The only requirements are that you live in the US, have a blog, and go to college.
Just so happens – and you may not know this since I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it – I am, in fact, a college student. In fact, just this week I was admitted to the University of Mississippi, where I can hopefully finish my BA in record-ass time so I can go on to grad school. Yeah, I’m really doing that. No sarcasm.
So on a whim, I wrote an essay. I talked about how I’d blogged through so many major transitional times in my life, how it meant so much to me to be able to say what I think and feel. How this blog has become part of my identity and a project I adore and never want to leave.
The guidelines say they look for passion and depth. I don’t know how deep I am, but passion I have in spades…because people, this is my life. My kids. My family. My hopes and dreams. If this isn’t my passion then I’ve misunderstood the word.
Now I’m a finalist – and that may not mean a ton since I have no clue how many entries there were – and I’m happy about that.
The final round is based on votes. Which means I have to ask you to vote.
You can vote once a day (though i may be wrong about that) until November 23rd, from any and every device you come across.
Click through, select my name, and submit. The end.
I cannot tell you how much this means. How grateful I am. Please help.