Details for MOUNT ROGERS REGIONAL ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Success Story
Success isn’t just about what you
accomplish in your life, it’s about what
you inspire others to do.
-Terry Wildermann
As mothers we teach our children to
never stop trying. “Reach for the stars,
kiddo!” “You’re stronger than you
think!” “You can do anything you put
your mind to,” “Never ever give up,”
and “Always do whatever you can to
be the best YOU you can be.”
We repeat it. Like clockwork.
At age 32, with 4 children, going back to school was a hit-my-knee joke.
When I was 18, I’d enrolled in college and began my path to nursing -- but life
throws curve balls. Really fast curve balls. It’s easy to encourage children to
be everything they want to be -- they aren’t doing it while putting food on the
table in a single-income house, raising good and decent humans, maintaining
a happy marriage and friendship, managing really serious health problems
and the anxiety and depression that comes with them… For 11 years I was
a stay-at-home mom, but I still yearned for something more. When my
youngest started elementary school I realized that now was my time.
Thanks to RSVP, I am fulfilling my dreams and showing my children it’s
never too late to “Reach for the stars.” A single-income home just can’t
afford college. Because of the RSVP grant, I can lead my children by
example without the worry of not being able to put food on the table
because of student loan debt.
While working toward my goals, I have been exhausted, overwhelmed,
and stressed. But just as I would tell them, I’ve told myself: “Just. Keep.
Going.” I’m proud of what my kids can learn by watching me push myself
to be everything I can be. More than anything I’m proud of the goals that
I have been setting and hitting thus far. I am going to take care of them
by bettering myself and showing them that Mom is also stronger than she
thinks. Because nothing worthwhile is easy. (Daniel Taylor)
-- ELIZABETH BLAYLOCK
Contact Mount Rogers Regional Adult Education Program and let
us help you take the next step in achieving your goals. We offer
high school, GED® prep, computer classes for beginners, and
career/job planning in several southwest Virginia locations. Find
complete information at www.mrraep.com or call 276-619-4399.

1-800-322-7748
WWW.MRRAEP.ORG

SOUTHWEST VA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER ONE PARTNERSHIP CIRCLE, ABINGDON, VA 24210

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