I have 3 beautiful kids that mean the entire world to me. And I am doing everything in my power to raise them to be good kids. Living in the city of Chicago comes with its challenges and some days are better than others. But it’s my job to make sure I make good human beings, and that they go out into the world and continue to be good human beings. This year has been a rollercoaster and a struggle that I haven’t experienced in a long time. Having a toddler now makes things a little more stressful but also puts things into perspective for me as a mom because struggle is not an option. I get up everyday and hustle my butt off- working a job that is barely getting me by but I continue to push thru because they need me. I need me. I suffered a really tough period of postpartum after having my soon to be 2 year old. Then depression came right after. I used to beat myself up about it so bad because I thought I was superwoman and could overcome anything. Nope. That mixture made me pump the brakes and take a look in the mirror. So now that I have perspective, I’m working on my plan going into the new year. I’m trying to become a realtor. I have a license as a nail technician, and I have a pretty good management background. I’m currently trying to save up to get a new car, I’m trying to get in the gym because I want to live a healthier lifestyle. I want my kids to see me as a woman who never gave up no matter what. I stayed the course. I never backed down. I want them to be proud of everything I am trying to. And I want them to know that hard work, dedication, staying the course, walking with your head high, and being humble and graceful will get you so far. Happy holidays.