Moving Into the New Year With Hope, Goals & Dreams: A Single Mom's Year in Review by Dawn Taylor

Moving Into the New Year With Hope, Goals & Dreams: A Single Mom's Year in Review

For me, 2019 was a year of highs and lows:

  • I started my year living next door to four inconsiderate, obnoxious college seniors who had already for months made my life a sleepless, living hell. Somehow I got into another rental home by March and managed to complete grad school. In May I received my M. Ed in Educational Leadership.
  • I completed a children’s book and found an illustrator, and now work toward getting it published.
  • My high school daughters won awards and were consistently high honor roll.

While I still struggle trying to make ends meet, I do find some hope for the most part, and am definitely grateful for all the good things. Considering what our family has been through, I try to find strength and hope moving forward.

My car broke down recently and so I end my 2019 on foot trying to figure out how to afford such a major repair. I find myself down and depressed at times as I feel everything is just constant struggle. When will it end? Will I ever feel less stressed? Will things finally be OK and I can relax and enjoy the days instead of trying to make it through them?

My hope is that the coming year brings a little less stress and more moments of peace. I am ready for my hard work to pay off. I am ready to be valued for all I do, and find financial stability and reward for all I do.

I am ready for 2020.

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Donna John
Congratulations on completing grad school and your children's book! Here's to a great 2020! Dawn Taylor
How exciting. Wishing you all the best in 2020!
Elisa Schmitz
It sounds like you had your ups and downs, but you are ending the year on a hopeful note, Dawn Taylor . I am sorry for the car and other challenges you had this year. I know good things are ahead for you in 2020. You and your kids are amazing. We are so glad you are part of our 30Seconds community! Happy New Year!!
Dawn Taylor
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds thank you for all your support ❤️ Happy New Year to you and your family, too!

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