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What will You Leave Behind?

If you died today what would your Legacy be? Would you really be satisfied with all the things you accomplished in this lifetime? I use to think about what my future would hold when I got older. I had big dreams to become a singer and a songwriter. I was going to graduate college and than travel around the world with a big record label. I was excited just thinking about it all. Yea, I was going to be big!

Than time went by and I grew up. I was still very determined and focused on my dreams and my goals. I was at the top of my game in high school. I was on the Principals Honor Roll, Peer Leader Union, ASB, and I even tutored. I was a busy body. I believe that we make choices, but we are not our choices unless we allow them to take full control. In all my determination to become my dream I made a different decision that ended up changing my life forever.

I found out I was pregnant at 17, got lucky that it was after I graduated high school and that my first born was coming August of the following year. Wow, my life changed forever in an instant! You know what though; I didn’t let it break me. I refused to sit there and become another statistic. I went through the emotions of being hard on myself and thinking that I messed up big time. I ruined everything I ever had planned for myself and how disappointed I was in myself. As humans we tend to go through that phase of, “woe is me.” When in reality, it’s ok to feel that for a moment in time; but not allow it to over take your life.

If I would of stayed in that mindset, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am a Marketing Manager for a huge Dental company. I have received my Financial Services License and I am on my way to receiving my Real Estate License as well. I have such huge plans and dreams for the future! I am excited to provide others with the help they need and still be able to provide a fulfilling future for my sons! Even though my dream plan has changed it is going to be fulfilling in the eyes of my children, and they mean everything to me. Everything I do, I do for them. If I never would of pushed myself or changed my state of mind, I would be just another young age pregnant statistic that did nothing important with her life. I decided to brush myself off and now I am working to leave a legacy behind for the ones I love! No matter how many times you’ve made a bad decision or got knocked down; YOU CAN MAKE IT! AND WHEN YOU DO, WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?

Humble I Will Be

I started to think about how one day life will be so great. It will be where we’ll never have to worry about having enough. I know that everybody sees life in a different way, but I tend to wonder what I can take from it as things change. I paid off my first car ever! I remembered when I got that car I had no credit and barely any money. I was riding in a clunker and kept having to put money to fix it. During this time; my two older sons were only 1 and 2.  I worked an hour away from where I lived and things just kept getting worse. I was frustrated and about ready to break down.

I decided to keep my faith through it all.  I went to several dealerships just to dream that maybe one day I could have a reliable car. I ended up at a dealership and got lucky enough that the sales men was genuinely interested in helping me; rather than trying to make a dollar. There were so many other cars that cost more, that he could of pushed me into; but he listened to my story. He decided that he would do anything possible with what I did have to make a way for what  I didn’t. This was a high end dealership and I thought to myself “there’s no way  I am going to qualify.” By the blessing of God he made it possible with only $500 and no credit. They accepted my clunker and I was able to drive away with a way to transport my children and myself with no worries.

That was 5 years ago today and several car payments later I am a proud owner of a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. I know silly right. The way I’m so excited over such a simple car. A car that is so insignificant at this time in our high expense world; but means everything to me. It is a reminder to me that working hard for the little things are so rewarding; but going through it this way will keep me humble because I know what it was like to struggle for the small things.

The point of my story is to always stay humble with the little things, because when the day comes that your blessed with the greater things you will learn to appreciate them.