I did it! I graduated college with a bachelor of arts in Psychology in 2008. Crazy it’s been over 9 years!
In the middle of my third year in college, I found out I was pregnant. I was excited, but did not think I could finish my studies. I had severe morning sickness and could hardly get out of bed. It was so bad, that I had to go to the emergency room six times in the first few months of my pregnancy. My grades started to suffer and I wanted to give up, but I knew I couldn’t. I was going to bring a precious baby boy in the world and wanted to further my education for a brighter future.
My last year in college, was the best! My son was born in the middle of the first semester of my last year in college. I had complications after the birth of my son, but as soon as the doctor said I wasn’t bedridden, I attended my classes. The last semester of college, I took 18 credit hours. I had a full school schedule and a newborn baby. I studied hard and felt like I had a new purpose in life - to be an amazing mom, and a role model to my son. I had the best grades/gpa the last year of college. I walked across the stage in May 2008 with my son in the crowd, my parents, and sister cheering me on. It was a huge accomplishment and has helped me in my career today.
I currently work at a non-profit who assist people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. I work with the children and the survivors, as the Child and Parent Advocate. Before this career, I worked as a Forensic Interviewer and a Family Advocate at the Child Advocacy Center in the police department. I worked severe child abuse cases. My careers have been very rewarding and have helped many children and families overcome difficult situations. The children I’ve worked with have taught me so much. Their resilience and ability to find happiness through extremely tough circumstances have made me a better person and has forever touched my life. I truly am blessed by the people I meet at my work.
Getting a college degree has changed my life. Today, as a single mom of two beautiful children, I’m thankful for the financial growth due to my education; I’m thankful for landing my dream job because of furthering my education; and I’m proud to be a college graduate and be a role model to my children to further their education.
Although getting my college degree was a struggle, it is worth it. Many have struggled, but have found success through taking steps to further their education. Check out these stories from Brightwood College of many struggles, but in the end success : https://weare.brightwood.edu/.
To find out more information about Brightwood College and how people have faced adversities but achieved their goal, click here to learn more.
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We all know I'm a huge Ana White fan! Her plans are easy to read and the product is amazing. Almost everything I've built comes from her website.
It's almost been a year since we've moved into our house! I still haven't finished unpacking boxes and decoration. I want to use the excuse, I've been busy, but it's really I've been holding it off aka lazy....BUT I've finally built my TV console! I'm excited about it! My living room and dining room are coming together!
This was easy to build, but I had trouble with the "x's" just like the coffee table. I need to practice cutting angles.
Also, safety is so important! I'm kind of a hypocrite for saying that. I don't wear protective gear for my eyes. I will for the next project! For this project, my drill bit for my kreg jig broke! I was in the middle of my pocket hole and it snapped off. Luckily all is safe! Crazy though!
I love how the console matches my coffee table!
Coffee Table plans: Coffee Table
Dinging Room Table plans: Farmhouse Table and Benches
I love woodworking, It's a stress reliever, fun hobby, and my kids love to help. Scotty is a huge fan of woodworking and loves to help.
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Love and memories,
I started the new year working out 4-5 times a week and eating extremely healthy. I was doing well, until a couple of months ago I slacked off. Well, summer is here and I still have my winder bod. Oh well! It's never too late to get back into healthy living!
I started counting my macros again. What is counting macros? You add up how many grams of fat, protein, and carbs you ate that day. To help me, I use an app that tracks what I'm eating and breaks it down to how many carbs, fat, and protein I eat. I can easily hit my carbs and fat. No problem. It's the protein that is hard to reach. I drink a protein shake after my workouts - two scoops - and I still have a hard time hitting my daily protein intake. I recently heard about Lorissa's Kitchen Meat snacks. They have 11 grams of protein per serving. It's great! It's my on-the-go protein snack. Perfect to grab before working out!
The only problem is that when I take it to my workout class, I have to hide it. My kids love Lorissa's Kitchen protein snack! They go through a bag in minutes. I know to bulk order on their website or on Amazon.com.
(Photo by: Connor. My sweet son took this without me knowing! He loves Lorissa's Kitchen meat snacks! )
Other amazing facts about the protein snack is:
- 100% grass-fed beef
-Antibotic free chicken and pork
-No added growth hormones
-No added MSG
It's great to hit my goal daily, while eating a delicious snack. It's great for the kids too! I can't decide on a favorite flavor yet - I like all them all! Connor likes the Korean Barbeque, and Scotty's favorite is the Sweet Chili.
This meat snack is also perfect for hiking or camping trips! My kids and I love to go on adventures and we've taken Lorissa's Kitchen with us! It's the perfect snack for hiking.
For more information on Lorissa's Kitchen products, go to www.lorissaskitchen.com
To purchase : www.amazon.com
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!