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Jenn Grad Never Settle for Less

When I was growing up I had a plan that I was going to be the first person in my family to go to college. I was focused on moving away from my small town and making, “something of myself.” I was always very determined and my work ethic showed that intensity. Unfortunately, having a strong will isn’t always enough to get where you want to be, {it definitely helps though}.

In order to complete my goal of being the first college graduate I couldn’t do it on my own. I had to ask several people for help.

  • I asked my mother to cosign on a student loan with me
  • I inquired with my employer about working extra hours to make a few more dollars
  • I applied for a few scholarships through my school
  • I asked teachers for their recommendations to show what kind of a student I was
In this case my will to achieve this goal was completely worth asking those around me for the help I needed. In the end there was a HUGE payout. It felt so amazing to realize how much I had accomplished. On graduation day, I was filled with pride and even to this day one of the accomplishments that is close to my heart and hopefully I had the chance to inspire others around me too.
Jenn Grad Never Settle for Less

 

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Life Lessons from a Baby {Guest Post}

When my teacher-friend asked me to babysit her infant at the start of the school year, I jumped on the chance. Please. I am an old pro. My children are 18-, 12-, and 11- years-old. Within the first week of having him, I realized I didn’t know much. This baby, someone else’s child, has changed my life.

Baby ELife lessons from a six-month-old:

Don’t wish infanthood [childhood] away.

*E’s mom has mentioned it several times. I vaguely remember it myself. All the late-night feedings, unpredictability, and most of all, the sheer amount of packing that is required to transport an infant anywhere is overwhelming. When you’re exhausted you think, “Goodness, I can’t wait until s/he can ____.”

I have literally watched E go from doing things he couldn’t do the day before to doing them like a champ. Like sit up unassisted. He is now starting to crawl. It is amazing to watch. I barely remember my own children reaching these milestones.

Now that my own children are becoming increasingly more self-sufficient, I don’t want to miss anything. I won’t say that I haven’t wished time would speed up when one of the tweens is having an attitude, but I am doing my best to enjoy the last few years of childhood we have left. Read More