THANK YOU for responding to my blog question in the last post. It looks like blogging is still alive for many of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support over the years. For now, I’ll continue with my blog!
So–this post is quite personal. When Steve and I were first married, he started and finished a degree in accounting, then joined me in my dream of Creating Keepsakes magazine. At that time, literally nobody knew about scrapbooking but my husband believed in my idea and jumped in with both feet. This quote described us:
Fourteen years ago, he chose to be a stay-at-home dad–something that my children and I will cherish forever. During that time, he couldn’t get out of his mind the thought of teaching school. He’s a natural with children and teenagers, but it was never the right timing. In fact, when he looked into it, he realized it was going to require a second degree, two more years of schooling, a teaching certificate and a TON of effort to achieve this dream. He also felt like he was too old to compete with the younger crowd.
Two years ago, he still couldn’t get this thought out of his mind. He also realized that this quote is so true.
He decided to chase after his goals and chase he did! In December 2015, after two long years of hard work, he graduated with his second degree in secondary education and completed his student teaching. Then on December 26th (a lazy vacation day), the phone rang very early. It was the principal from Herriman High School (a large high school in Utah) offering Steve a job in the marketing department!
Last Thursday (January 7th, 2016) was his first day on the job and since January 8th is his birthday, I just had to take take lunch in for the department. And–of course I had to snap a pic!
(The second gal on the right was elated since she’s been a life-long scrapbooker!)
Steve just turned 51 and while a lot of people are looking at retirement, he completely changed his course in life (through a lot of faith and hard work) and is so happy to be called Mr. Bearnson! Twenty years from now, Steve will be happy that he took Mark Twain’s quote to the test:
Never, ever, ever give up on you dreams! Believe in yourself! Have the courage to begin! And remember: