Well I would first like to say that I am new to this blog thing. But I am slowly getting it figured out. I am a single mother of two amazing teenagers. My oldest who is my daughter and will be turning 16 in only a few short months, and my son who is 14, going on 25! Everything that I do in life is for them two. I am attending college at Chadron State College, I am just starting my Bachelors degree in education. I started out as a para at an elementary school for special needs children, and absolutely loved it. So with that being said that is my passion, and that was my turning point of starting a whole new journey in life and going back to school after being out for 15 years. In my time as a college student, I have had some amazing teachers/mentors that have helped/ pushed me along the way. Without them I probably would have thrown in the towel and quit. And believe me there were plenty of times that I wanted to. But what would that show to my children? To just give up! I want to teach them that no matter how difficult life can be that giving up is not an option! And that the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter than you have ever even imagined it to be. Me as a single Mother, I have worked a lot of “dead end jobs” and was just getting tired of “making ends meet” and wanted a better life for my kids and I. Yeah it has been a struggle and still is, but I do know that it will be worth every little bit of it!