I was not worried about my husband because I knew he’d understand; he’s my number one cheerleader. I was concerned about my daughter, Niya. She would be starting her first year in middle school. I know middle school can be brutal. As her mother, I wanted to make sure I was able to give her my undivided attention.
I knew that in order for me to move forward, I needed everyone on board. I called a family huddle, and I told Niya that I wanted to finish my bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University.
Niya looked at me and said, “Mom, you have a goal to complete your degree before you turn 40. I support you.” With the blessing of Niya and Scott, I applied to Arizona State University.