Re: SIAB's update
Congrats on setting goals for yourself and working hard towards achieving them.
I went to Sam Houston State University and loved it. Hopefully you'll get the chance to experience what they have to offer.
I think it's great that you're also working on getting into better shape. There is a workout/healthy thread in the other section, just a little FYI. You should check it out sometime. It's full of great advice and words of encouragement when you need that little extra push.
Again, good luck in acheiving your goals.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.