Student Blogger - Dovie Bowles

 

Hello Everybody! Hope you are all having a fantabulous day!

So let’s start with some basic information about my favorite subject, ME. Alright just kidding but here it is.
My name is Dovie Bowles. I am a senior at the Norman campus and I will be graduating in May 2016. I am so excited about it too. I am a non-traditional student, which means I am old enough to be some of your all’s mother. I am Choctaw. I am the president of Phi Alpha for our campus and I am the undergraduate representative for NASW-OK. I am also a CWPEP student and am currently doing my practicum at the Cleveland County Department of Human Services Norman office.

Now here is my backstory. I ran my own successful landscaping business with my now ex-partner for 12 years before leaving her, and the business, and returning to school. It is not good when you wake up one day and realize you are an alcoholic and completely miserable. I walked away with pretty much nothing and started my life over.

I have always been interested in psychology and when I decided to go back to school I just knew that was what I would go into. When I was sitting in the waiting room at Rose State College (RSC), oh yeah I am a transfer student also, I was looking at their catalog for degrees and came across the one for social work/counseling. I thought to myself, “you know self, this sounds pretty interesting why don’t we give this a go” and we did. I graduated from RSC May 9, 2014 Phi Theta Kappa.

I am here to tell you that you are never too old to attain your dream. I have a wonderful new girlfriend, been together for five years, she is the bestest. This summer I was fortunate enough to travel to Tanzania through Education Abroad at OU. It was a great experience and I highly recommend doing something like this. The lessons I learned about myself and the world will remain with me forever. I would not change anything in my past because it has shaped me into the person I am today. I absolutely love my life and am so thankful I have this opportunity to attain my dream and hopefully helps others attain theirs.

Remember this is your life, live it the way you want too, but be prepared to take responsibility for the consequences no matter what they are.


2 comments (Add your own)

1. Pam Sanford wrote:
Dovie,
Great story and pic! Thank you for sharing so openly; you are an inspiration!
Pam

Mon, September 28, 2015 @ 9:11 PM

2. Lorie Lashway-Grant wrote:
Wonderful.

Tue, September 29, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

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