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Strayer University - Own Your Life's Path
I've been a travel and lifestyle blogger for some time now. And while I consider myself to be modest, I can honestly say that I'm pretty good at this whole blogging thing. I started out not really knowing what I was doing at all, but little by little, I learned the ropes. I spent a lot of all-nighters figuring out all the ins and outs of not only what to write, but also how to turn this into an actual business. I knew I wanted to travel, but how do I take my passion and transition that into something that can support myself and my daughter?
Starting from the bottom and working yourself up a ladder - no matter what career path you choose - is really quite satisfying. It's absolutely something to be proud of. I sure am! So I can say with confidence that I "OWN IT!"
It's been quite a roller coaster getting to where I am now in life, and this ride is far from over. Between leaving my well-paying job in Corporate America to become a housewife, to starting my own business as a blogger...to going through a divorce - one thing that I have learned from recent life experiences is that you really just don't know what the future holds, and taking steps to better yourself is never a bad choice, no matter how secure you think your future is.
Now, as I watch my teenage daughter blossom into the beautiful young woman she's becoming, I wonder about her future. Will she follow her dreams and passions to become a Zoologist, or be forced by circumstance into a job that doesn't fulfill her? She's already caught the travel bug and enjoys the adventures we are able to take together, especially the African Safari we enjoyed this spring. It combined two of her favorite things: animals and travel. I'd love to see her roll that into a career that she loves. She's a senior in high school now and we're coming up on the college years real quick. My hope is that college will send her out into the world on the right path. Attending college and seeking higher education will certainly give her a leg up on all the competition she'll face in the workforce. As she's collecting life experience now with me, she can combine the education she learns in college to help her find a career that she loves and not simply a 'job'. I'm excited for her bright future!
I've always regretted not going to college. And recently, with all the changes that I've been making in my life (going from married to newly single has been quite the adjustment), I've been seriously considering my options! It's never too late to start higher learning and furthering your education. While I consider myself successful in the blogging world, you can never be too good at what you do...there is always room for improvement. Really, what is success? My definition of success is being the best at what you do, regardless of what that is - and continuing to improve yourself and your work. And while my blog is currently doing well, this industry is fickle, and as a newly single woman, I want to have a back up plan - I'd like to be confident enough in my abilities that if I were to begin applying for jobs in the "real world," but the truth of the matter is that education also plays a vital role in obtaining a great job in today's job market.
Strayer University offers degree programs to students online and at 79 campuses in 16 states, and Washington, D.C. Strayer University wants you to be able to OWN IT too! But what is "IT", you may ask. Well, IT can be a job interview, a meeting, a relationship, or your dreams. In short, "IT" is your future!
With knowledge comes power - and confidence. The confidence to make your future the best it can be, whatever that may be for you as an individual. Because as individuals, our paths to our successes are different. Strayer University understands that there is no single path to success or achieving your goals, rather they focus on preparing you to meet those challenges with the necessary tools and self confidence. So that you too can OWN your IT!
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You sound like such a proud mom, and your daughter sounds like a fantastic young lady. Whatever she does, I'm sure it's going to be great!
Strayer University sounds like a great option for those heading off to higher education. Both you and your daughter should be proud of where you are and where you are going!
The future is always uncertain, but it sounds like your daughter is headed down a great path. Best of luck to her!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
My step son is off to college in a few weeks. He knew exactly where he wanted to go and got in.
I have a love of animals and travel too! I hope that your daughter does great in college and dreams big!
Your daughter sounds like she has a very bright future. Good luck to her!
I went back to school when I was 48, so you are never too old to go back! I have heard great thigns abotu Strayer.
I am ever so glad I went to college and got at least 1 degree. Even though I don't use it in a "career" sense, I am every so grateful I got it and did it. I learned a lot that I am able to still use in my daily life as a mom and homemaker. And frankly I'm grateful for the knowledge I learned and developed myself. So glad your daughter is taking such active steps to improve herself and fulfill her ambitions.
My niece is college age and I keep encouraging her. A degree opens so many doors.
I began a degree and never finished it.... mom life took hold. I really would like to complete it once my kiddos are all in school.
I, myself didn't make it to college until I as in my 20's. I was also married and had a 6 month old baby but I made it through--- finally!
Both of my kids are in college this year. My Daughter is going to be a Lawyer and my Son is going to be an Accountant. I have always encouraged them to follow their dreams.
It is never to late to follow your dreams. It is great that there are courses online.
I went to an all-girls, beautiful college and totally blew it. I then went back to community college to finish and I am glad I did. Like you said, knowledge is powe 🙂
Good luck to you daughter! She sounds like a wonderful young woman.
My daughter is college bound in 2 weeks. Your daughter's senior year will fly by. I still can't believe how fast it went. Enjoy every moment! There's a world of opportunity awaiting these kids. I'm sure your daughter will find the right path for her. Great post! 🙂
Learning this whole blogging thing is difficult. Change is hard too.
It sounds like she is pretty awesome. You have taught her right, she will do amazing things!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
I like that online universities are really helping people who didn't have the opportunity or motivation to finish college the first time around another opportunity to learn new skills, and that they're usually affordable too!
Some of us just know what they want and some of us a a little more slow at figuring those things out.I'm sure it will all work out .
I hope she follows her dreams. Good luck to her. I know she has a bright future.
WOW - she did a great job. Bets of luck