We've got big things on the path ahead of us, Emma and I.
She's headed to kindergarten next year.
I'm starting my bachelor's in marketing management in the spring.
I'm excited to move toward this new turn in my career. I'll be better equipped to do what I do, and expand and grow more than I can now.
And Emma can't wait to ride the bus and eat lunch at school!
But with change, there's always adjustment.
You might not know, but I became a SAHM to Emma when I was 19.
We've been together every day, except when I was in the hospital when she was a newborn. Other than that, we've never spent more than a few hours apart.
So spending the whole day apart, while I'm juggling school and work, is going to be difficult.
But it's for the best: after all, she's growing and learning, and I'm continuing my education after five years at home!
What are your best tips for dealing with these big life changes? I need some courage!! #kindergartener #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #playmatters #preschooler #earlychildhood #earlychildhoodeducation #kidsactivities #lifechanges #bachelorsdegree #changescoming #meaning #believeinyou #fouryearold #stayathomemomlife #followyourpassion #choosejoy #goodnewsfeed #livefullyalive #propelwomen #calledtobecreative #creativepreneur #womenintheword #gogetit #selfgrowth #hardworker #entrepreneurial #creativeentrepreneur #inspireothers #womenwhohustle
Today wasn't supposed to rain as much. Was going to do some after storm yard clean up.
Mother nature, "haha you thought I was done"
So, I am spending my Sunday getting house chores done and diving into my next class. Because I only have 20 WEEKS till I'm done with my Bachelor's degree!! I have a few things put into motion that I'm excited about for the future - like NEAR future!
But wait, I have a little monkey 🐒 to keep busy // Soo, I'll do what I can.
Raise your hand ✋ if your working on your degree! .
#bachelorsdegree #studying #momlife #themommydiary #thehonestmother
We gotta embrace change when it’s needed! It’s tough but definitely worth it.
Thao Le from Vietnam. Today she is a senior financial analyst at Amazon. Just a few years ago she was an international student at Hope College from Vietnam. While at Hope she majored in accounting and had internships at The Stow Company and Perrigo. Her first job after Hope was with Deloitte in Seattle working on an audit team. Traveling frequently while working with international teams at Amazon, she now uses leadership development and cross-cultural skills honed at Hope as a member of Mortar Board, Phelps Scholars and Hope Asian Perspective Association. We toured a new Amazon Go store and The Spheres, Amazon’s innovative downtown hub that brings a direct link to nature to Amazon employees. With her office right down the street, Thao shared that she enjoys working and visiting this unique home to more than 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of over 30 countries.
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Last month, I qualified for the Team Member Hall of Fame for the company where I worked from 2009-2018.
In prior years, I helped lead our team to numerous accolades, including state and national awards, but this personal milestone was perhaps my favorite.
It wasn’t about money markers to me - it was about pouring my heart into helping nearly 70 precious families protect what mattered to them most... their lives.
My solo production (and our team’s overall production) was one of the highest in the nation out of tens of thousands of teams.
The black-tie gala celebrating this achievement takes place this Saturday night. While I choose not to be physically present, I will be there in spirit savoring a moment of recognition for a decade of excellent service to thousands of Californians.
I loved what I do and someday soon look forward to returning to the industry strengthened, wiser, healthier... and better than ever.
Starting on the 28th I’ll be a college student again! I’m so stoked yet full of butterflies haha 4 days a week, 5 classes, 14 units/credits 😍🤯😬🥴🥳🥰🤓📚📓📖📝🎊🎉👩🏻🏫👩🏻💻👩🏻🎓🙏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👌🏻🤞🏻😅😁 okay I think that about covers the range of emotions I’m feeling! I almost didn’t go back, I thought 28 was too old to start a school journey that will be at least 6 years, probably closer to 8, before I graduate with my Bachelors. But then, with help from friends and family, and Alan Rickman 🖤, I realized that it’s never too late to do what feels right, what you’ve always wanted to do, and I’ve always wanted to help people in their hour of need, to heal and care for everyone and anyone I can 🥰💕 I’ve always been fascinated with medicine and how the body works and heals, I can’t wait to learn more gross things to share with y’all 😂🤷🏻♀️😍🔬🧬💉🧫🦠👩🏻🔬 Sorry for all the gushing y’all, I’m still just so excited to go back to school! My heart feels so light and full ❤️
celebrating my violin exam‘s A with chocolate - and hot chocolate 😂 #chocolate
That shit is hard. ☀️
Here are a few ways to make all the friends, or have more meaningful relationships with the ones you do have: (1) Do things that bring you joy- go to events, says yes to dinner, go to the gym, go to that free dance class. (2) Ask people to do fun things - ask someone in class to grab lunch, coffee or to study in the library later. Don’t wait for people to ask you. (3) Go consistently to a club, organization, or regular meeting of some kind. See last post, but it takes time! So keep going. (4) Be genuinely curious about other people’s lives. Ask questions about what they like to do for fun, their past experiences, their future goals. And then be willing to connect with them as commonalities emerge!
10 year challenge / How aging something or other comparison picture thing that's going around
2008 High school graduation & 2018 College graduation (party) 😘
TBT TIME‼️ ⚠️⚠️ THIS IS NOT A BODY SHAMING POST⚠️⚠️ The words are directed strictly at myself ⚠️⚠️ “Michael Jay Brantley Jr....if you don’t wanna be fat, then stop doing fat people shit”. I gotta clear that up because some people think that I’m speaking about them when I say things. I gotta push myself, so I’m tough on myself....bottom line. Real talk. If you’ve been in a bad place long enough, you know that it’s time to move on. For me personally, being unhealthy isn’t cool. The top two and bottom left phots were times spent making excuses and lying to myself about being happy. Nah, not anymore. I refuse. I may not every be where I’d like to be, but I’m NOT EVER going back there. NO WAY‼️That’s the reason that I personally train as a side hobby 😂
I admit sometimes I could be a bit pompous. I thought I know it all, until I read a book that seems to have WAYY more knowledge than I do...
"The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College" by Harlan Cohen is actually a very nice book 📖, which can teach you a lot of about #collegeculture
, and #collegeproblems
. What I like is how "naked" the tips are, and by that I mean the book is really realistic. Each chapter touches daily issues you might run into during #collegeyears
, even the sensitive topics.
The first time I saw this book was during a recruitment trip to Asia, and it was a college counselor's bookshelf. She even recommended it to her students 😆.
I guess you guys should open your horizon now. Not just online bloggers, forums, parents, and alumni but books also can give good advice on #beingastudent
I solemnly swear that I'm up to all the good stuff. I don't have The Marauder's Map, but you can spot me on #rubysdaily
"Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when my 9 AM ends..."
And then I spent the rest of my time singing to the very last bit of the song, waiting till the bell rang for the class to end...
Guys, I'm not perfect. I also had my bad moments. But try to limit them as much as possible okay? Pay some respect towards your professors 😉.
I use my eyeliner to highlight quotes to live by. Follow my hashtag #rubyseyeliner
to add more salt to your feed.💁
Working on a new university article and posing at the same time. They call it being a basic. I call it multitasking.