What the finish line looks like…

As promised, I wanted to share a snippet of my Mom’s journey to this point.


If you’re wondering what I’m referring to, connect with me on Instagram at _2sharemyworld!

To continue, I wanted to share some of the things my mom had to overcome by pursuing an advanced nursing degree. By the way, you may think getting a nursing degree is simple, but any nursing student or current nurse, can confirm that it’s NOWHERE NEAR SIMPLE!

My mom’s journey has been stop and go.

She owned her own business for about 6, 7 years. She went back to work the conventional way for 8 more. For any entrepreneur, you know that;s like hell! lol 


She said she allowed people to drag her in different directions other than finishing what she wanted.

[LESSON: Stick with what you know is BEST FOR YOU! Do not take any short cuts or detours! Stay the course.]

She also said she allowed others to stress her out.

[LESSON: Learn to be a little selfish when it comes on to your goals and dreams! Your family and friends will understand. If they don’t, OH WELL! Your goal is the finish line. Not their approval.]

All of which caused her to stop her schooling for months, even a year at one point.

Then came the day her determination kicked in! You know that sick and tired of being sick and tired feeling? The one that has every curse word, in every language? Yea..that feeling. She cut down her hours at work (tight finances) and with stood the stress that surrounded her life on a daily basis.

My mom was literally coming home at 4pm to cook dinner and clean, then study. She would take a 2 hour nap, Wake back up at 3am, and study! I watched her do it myself. Yet she would come home with 95 and 97’s! Why didn’t I get that talent?! 

What was making her do so well under immense pressure? I couldn’t think of nothing else, but DETERMINATION!

With respect to her, I’m down playing the TRUE stress and sacrifices she made. 


But, I wanted to share some encouragement to anyone reading, that sometimes the journey/process last a year, a month, or 30 days. However, you have to make the sacrifices and WITHSTAND whatever you feel may be resisting you from your goal.

Trust me, I thought she was insane to continue under the conditions she was under. But, my mom’s a warrior. I kinda think she enjoys conquering the tough of the toughest! Lol

I’ll end this in saying, a dream delayed is never a dream denied!! Press forth until…

Congratulations, Mom!


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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

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