I have three college degrees. I graduated from high school in June 2006. I didn’t want to get a college degree; I just wanted to write novels. After five years of being a full-time student, dropping out, and then completing my Associates Degree as a part-time student, I graduated in June 2011. In Summer 2013, I decided to get a Bachelors Degree in English from SDSU to become a professional editor. I applied and took the final three English classes I needed in Fall 2013 & Spring 2014. I was accepted into SDSU for Fall 2014, but I started working for the library in January 2014 and decided against getting the degree. A year later, I decided to become a librarian, which meant I needed a Bachelors and Masters Degree. Fall 2015, I started my undergraduate degree as a part-time, fully online student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania (living in San Diego, California). I graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2016 with my Bachelor’s Degree. I started my Masters program in Summer 2017, and I graduated in May 2018 with a 4.0 GPA. Going from college drop out to top 10% of the school, I was glad I did everything for me. When I was going to college for my parents, it didn’t work. When I went for me, I rocked it! Who are you making life decisions for? I hope you make them for you!
I’ve been blessed to have enough milk for my baby girl with more to spare. After consulting my doctor who pointed me to a laction consultant who pointed me to Mothersmilk, I started the process of donating on March 11. Today I sent in my first donation: about 245 ounces of frozen breastmilk. I already have over 210 ounces frozen breastmilk still in our freezer and my parents’ freezer (who will be helping take care of my baby when I go back to work), so I’m hoping to send in another donation soon. If you or someone you know has a surplus of breastmilk, I would urge donation. The milk saves lives. The video on this page definitely made me cry because it is so powerful and true. http://www.mothersmilk.org/donate
I really enjoy the show The Big Bang Theory, and as a new Mom, there are a lot of episodes in which Bernadette was written so well as a new Mom. The episode after her daughter is born, Bernadette has a hard time getting her baby to calm down and sleep. There’s a line she says to Howard (her husband, for those of you unfamiliar with the show) where she says “Why does she hate me?” As a new Mom myself, I totally related with the feeling and tears. My first several weeks, I didn’t know how to help my baby girl (and get her to stop crying), but it just took time. Bernadette was also apprehensive about returning to work, saying it was harder than she had thought it would be. I return to work on Monday, and I know the feeling. I love my job, and I love my baby. I’m glad I’m part time. I am ambitious and want to promote in my career, and I want to enjoy every minute I have with my baby girl. Do you have a TV character you relate to st certain times in your life?
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