Looking Back

As parents, we all want to see our children graduate high school, attend college and become very successful. When I graduated high school I had so many plans, I wanted to go to college, and either become a lawyer (because I love to argue hah) or a private detective. I never made it that far though; I graduated high school and ended up getting a job. I had imagined myself going to college after high school, becoming a successful person. Sometimes though,  things never work out as planned.

Growing up I was never encouraged to follow my dreams, or to further my education. I don’t want the same for my daughter. I want her to graduate high school, and then I want her to pursue her dreams. Whether it is big or small, I want her to go for it, and to know as long as she tries she can become whatever she wants to become.

I will encourage here from now until then to follow her heart. Who knows where I would be now if I followed my heart. Don’t get me wrong I love my life, I love being a mom, and a wife; however, I do wish I had a higher education, and I do not want my daughter to ever wish she had something, I want her to know she can have whatever she puts her mind to having.

How many of you will be attending a loved ones graduation here shortly?


Graduation CardsDisclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, this is 100% my own feelings and work.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. private detective mmm i wanted to be one also..LOL we would have made a great team haha! I agree i tell me kids all the time the sky is the limit. I really hope that they follow their dreams. That’s why i am so hard on them when it comes to school. Hopefully they will understand why i am so hard on them. I don’t want them to make the mistakes that i made.

    • Jammie says:

      I stress it to Gillian, I do not want her to have to depend on anyone. I want her to work hard, and become a very successful young lady. I want her to be everything she can be without having to grow up and say I wish I would have did this, I wish I would have done that. I want her to say I have accomplished so much.

      Don’t get me wrong I will be proud of her no matter what I just want her to be the best she can be no matter what!

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