You are the problem

and you are the solution.

The little duckling that could

Persistence is the key.

The meaning of life

We make who we want to be.

Dream big

and experience everything you can with what you have.

Stefan Karl Stefansson

You are never too old

Never too late to try something new.

Life is a dance

Don’t worry about forward or backward steps.

You have to keep going

Never give up but do take breaks once in a while.

Disappear for a while

If you want something you have to make sacrifices. One of those is free time and social life.

You don’t have to be great to get started

You can be horrible when you start. But by showing up, put in your work, and learn from others the result will be rewarding.

From KFC to Registered Nurse

Amazing story!

The Empowering Story Behind This Picture of a Nurse’s Employee Badges

As a teenager, Faye started working at KFC to help out her parents. While in college, she became pregnant shortly after she found out she wasn’t admitted to nursing school. At that point, she thought it was best to move closer to home. “My family really supported me and helped me make it possible,” she said. “When I had him, it gave me even more strength to pursue my dreams so he can do the same.”

After giving birth to her son AJ, Faye enrolled in her local community college and continued working at KFC, eventually becoming a manager. Then things began looking up. Faye landed a job at an assisted living facility and enrolled in a government program, New Step, which helped her complete her nursing assistant training. Amazingly, Faye managed to still maintain her job at KFC while pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.

Then something tragic happened: Faye’s father, three cousins, and family dog were killed in a house fire. “When I heard the news, I dropped to my knees. My mom made it out alive just by a miracle of God,” she said. Despite the devastating loss, Faye tried to instead focus on her career. In 2016, she finally achieved her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Now, she’s working on her doctorate.