Going Back to School: One Mom’s Stepping Out and Dreaming Big

 Going Back to School:

Going Back to School

Tara Ruiz currently works for a packaging and forwarding company, but that’s not even the half of her story. Tara is going back to school to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management through Ashford University’s online classes.

?Before my recent employment, I could not find a job to save my life!" Tara says. ?I can only assume that my degree will open doors for me that I don’t even know exist.?

Tara continues her courageous story?

I'm going back to school to be able to provide a more secure future for my children and me.  I am at the bottom of the money pole in this industry, and I am interested in logistics for some reason.  I think what is most exciting is that I will get to meet and work with people from all over the globe. People and different cultures are very interesting to me.

Honestly, what gave me the courage to do this is my children. They had been out of my life for three years, and in September 2011, they came to live with me full time. That is when I realized I needed to start making better decisions for their future and mine. I am more mature now than when I was right out of high school. All I wanted to do was be a famous model. Well, now that I am 36, that isn’t going to happen! It took me all this time to figure out what it is that I like and what I am willing to dedicate my precious time and money to.  I feel that you can't keep making the same bad decisions and expect a different result.?

How can YOU emulate Tara's courage and step out toward a dream?  Tell me about it!