I'm going to be a busy girl for the month of may with my Mayathon, the photo a day challenge (follow me on Instagram (@pharraway) for the deets), the 30 Day Squat Challenge and this...
Day 1, Wednesday:
The story of your life in 250 words or less!
I always tell people that I was raised by a strong single black women often forgetting that she was actually married for most of my life. I suppose from my perspective she just carried the weight of our family as if she was doing it alone and I helped in any way that I could being the oldest (w/ two younger brothers). We didn't have much growing up, but man, we were filled with so much love! My father, well, we've been somewhat estranged for as long as I can remember yet I still constantly seek to make him proud, for reasons unknown.
Then there's school which was a breeze for me until I got to NCSU and realized that I never learned how to study properly. I was there to meet my husband although I didn't know it at the time. I received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering on May 10th and started my career on May 19th in 2008 and actually made a pretty great living. Then in 2011 my life changed forever! I found out I was pregnant in July followed by my mother being diagnosed with Lymphoma in August and lost her in October. This changed my perspective on life and love in unimaginable ways. Our daughter, Madison, was born in February 2012 and I became a SAHM. We bought a house in May and got married in June 2012, doing things somewhat "out of order", I suppose. This hardly scratches the surface of my story and all I've been through but in the mist of my trials and tribulations I recognize that I still have so many reasons to have joy and I do my very best to seek it daily!
What's your story?!?