I finished my very last assignment for my Master’s program at about 6pm this evening. After submitting my assignment, I realized that I had accomplished a huge feat in my life. I sat back and said to myself, “what do I do next?” I asked myself “how can I make their lives EVEN better?”
I decided a year ago to complete an accelerated Master’s program in a year. I worked extremely hard every day, juggling teaching, being a mommy, getting pregnant, having a new baby and a new job. I completed four papers a week…EVERY WEEK, for an entire year. There were times when I wanted to quit. There were times when my brain was stuck, I couldn’t think of how to begin or where to end. I often stared at a blank screen and said to my husband “I can’t do this anymore, it’s too hard.” But then I thought of what I would say to London at times like when she tried to put on her shoes and got frustrated shouting “mommy, I can’t…it’s too hard;” I would reply, “don’t say that London, just keep trying.” That’s because life IS hard, and I never want my children to GIVE UP. Therefore, I COULDN’T GIVE UP.
I completed the program for my family. Everything I do now is for my family. They have truly made me into a better woman, a stronger woman. I feel so empowered! I know that I can do the unexpected because of them. I didn’t do it for me…it’s about my husband and those 2 angels on earth that bring my heart joy. It is my duty to better myself for the betterment of my family. My love for them has made me grow into a woman that is always looking for MORE.
I know I shouldn’t settle, I shouldn’t strive for mediocrity. These are also the things I want to instill in my children.
I know London is watching. I know because she mimics the things I do and say; she even finishes my sentences. She puts my shoes on, grabs my keys, looks up at me, smiles, and says “call me mommy.” Those words prove that she is always watching, as I am sure Kayson will too.
My hopes are to continue to improve. I am grateful to have 3 reasons to do so!