Everyone Deserves An Emotional Breakdown… Right?

So, after a few days of doubting myself and asking why am I doing this? I thought it was time to remind myself.  This has been a frustrating week to say the least.  I feel like people lost faith in me,  I am on other people’s schedule and they don’t think it is near as important to get open as I do.  My husband is done with me for good reason, it is taking longer and costing more than we thought it would, and I forgot to dry the jeans… he had to wear dirty jeans to work.  My children have been neglected and I have fed them fast food so much that they told me they missed my cooking.  I have barely talked to my brother, mom, and Grandma Huggins in the last month, and I only texted my BFF to ask her for help on my website… Remind me again Why I’m doing this??

I’ve shed a lot of tears and did some soul searching!  It’s what I love!  It’s my passion! Nothing makes me happier!  Here is my story of How PLA Academy came to be:
I had my first son when I was 18, I don’t recommend starting a family at 18, but with the support of my family it worked for me.  I was still going to college and determined to be a teacher.  I had wanted to be a teacher since the 4th grade.  Mrs. Jones, my all time favorite teacher, was the reason I wanted to be a teacher.  Long story short, life got in the way of the teaching dream.  3 children by the time I was 21 and my goal seemed unreachable.  David was in 2nd grade, Logan in Kindergarten and Emilea was 3 and in Preschool.  I was reading the newsletter and it said they needed a Preschool teacher ASAP.  I contacted LaDonna that day, she hired me right away.  I was finally a teacher!  I never thought I would teach children that young, but I loved it!  And LaDonna was an amazing mentor.  I learned so much from her!  After 5 years at IWonderY I thought about opening my own preschool.  My Grandma even went to the bank with me and we were looking for a place.  I then got offered a Lead Teaching position at CLC, I was so excited and decided that experience was more important at that point.  The experience I got from CLC was invaluable!  Working side by side with wonderful teachers and therapist, amazing children with and without special needs, and awesome families!  I was there for 5 years, and this last year just seemed like it was time for me to move on.  I was taking care of my Grandma, who had cancer, and I had put in my letter of resignation to help take care of Grandma and go back to college.  One week into my two week notice we lost my Grandma.  Now I have no job and no Grandma to take care of.  My brother said what have you always wanted to do?  What’s your dream?  I started thinking about 5 years ago when my Grandma believed in me enough that she was willing to help me open my own preschool.  I was not ready then, but now I have 10 years of teaching experience and I got my CDA in 2011.  I love teaching children and can’t see myself doing anything else, and I really want to teach preschoolers!  Jacob, my brother, said Do It!  Don’t wait! Do It Now!  So that is why I am doing this: In Memory of my Grandma, support from my family and friends (even when I forget to dry the jeans), and my love and passion for shaping young minds!  Alright, I think I have talked myself into moving forward!  :o)

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