Now my whole educational experience in Canada, my teachers have always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. For most of my younger years in Elementary school it was something like “someone famous, a singer or even an actress”. Then I got into middle school and it became a little more realistic like “a school teacher, a physiologist, or even a doctor”. Then I got to high school, you know when things become a little more real. I am pretty sure I changed my mind at least once every 2 weeks.

I never knew WHAT I wanted to be. I knew WHO & WHERE I wanted to be. This leading me to be confused and eventually depressed. I was answering the wrong question. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?! How was I suppose to know?

I hated being at school at a set time every single Monday to Friday. I used to skip school as much as I could… I couldn’t stand being there. Being anywhere else was much more appealing. Teachers hated me because how can a student only come to school MAYBE 3 times a week and still get average marks.

Now I am not here to toot my own horn here, I did fail some classes, some because the teacher took attendance into account others because it was impossible too keep a grade higher than 60% and never be there. So I took the minimum classes that I had to in order to get my diploma. I did Graduate 2011, with the minimum classes but damn I got that piece of paper.

What I am trying to get at is if you’re reading this and you are like me and just didn’t have the drive to go to school and you either did get your diploma or it was not important enough to be on the list of things to get done. I’m here to tell you that you can be WHO you want to be and WHERE you want to be, regardless of what anyone has told you.

All you need is MOTIVATION, and ACCOUNTABILITY. How simple is that? I know it might sound crazy trust me I know exactly what you mean. I’m not here trying to tell you it’s going to be easy and no amount of work to be done. There is A LOT of work to do, and it isn’t easy because you have to motivate yourself to DO IT, on your own time. You wont have anyone telling you when you need it done and how to do everything step by step. A lot of it is within you. TheFreedom Prenuer Academy has helped me put my mindset on the right path to gain the freedom in my life that I have always dreamed of. They have given me the tools in order to start my own business, so that I can work not only from home but from anywhere in the world as long as I have a WiFi connection.

Now I can spend the time with Jack my little boy that he deserves. I wont have to go back to my job at Staples and be away from him once my maternity leave is over. Eventually I can retire Thomas my other half. We can live life fully free on our terms. I am so grateful!

Cheers,

Happily Estranged Momma

Published by Jessica Schuurman