Respect Your Parents

I’m a bit behind in my 30-Day Challenge, so today I have two lovely topics.

But first I’ll tell you about my Valentine’s Day dinner. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Andy had a lovely meal waiting for me when I got home (which went unpictured, as we gobbled it down!)  I work late on Mondays and don’t get home until 8pm.  Cooking is the last thing I want to do that late (unless I put something in the crock pot), so lately Andy has been cooking on those nights or we do left overs.

Last night Andy was quite the chef! He had a candle lit dinner waiting for me as I walked in the door.  The house smelled wonderful! He made breaded chicken, mixed vegetables and rice.  It was so good, I love his cooking!

Of course Valentine’s Day would not be complete without some sweets and Andy did not disappoint! He bought peanut butter ice cream, which is my favorite (And the entire half gallon is gone, I polished off the rest tonight…didn’t last long!)


He also had the kitchen all clean and tidy.  What a guy! It was a great Valentine’s Day!

A Love Bug from Andy 🙂

We don’t do huge gifts for Valentine’s Day mainly because we both don’t have a ton of money! I think little things are much more thoughtful to be honest.  And a home cooked meal and a clean house was right up my ally.  I got him some candy, almonds, and hot sauce.  We love food, what can I say!

Valentine's Day Goodies

 Now on to today’s topics in the 30-Day Challenge!

Disrespecting your Parents

The  first topic is disrespecting your parents. All I have to say is: Give your parents some RESPECT! They brought you into this world and can take you out (totally kidding but I just  had to say it!)

When I was in high school I remember thinking that my parents were trying to ‘ruin’ my life. As I got older I began to appreciate my parents and all they had done for me growing up and all that they still do for me.  They love me unconditionally and are always there to support me.  I love them so much.

If I could go back in time to talk to my snotty 15 year old self, I’d say, “Mom and Dad work so hard! Quick being a little brat!” But I can’t.  And it’s hard to tell a teenager anything, I know this all to well. At least I am at a time in my life where I do realize how much I love them and how much they mean to me and I can tell them this every time we talk.

Mom and Dad

It’s important to tell your parents, or whoever raised you, how much they mean to you and tell them “thank you” and “I love you” as often as possible.  So go on, tell your parents that you love em’ and give em’ a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

The Importance of Education

The next topic is my view on education. I think being educated is so important.  I am a big advocate for furthering your education in whatever area you are interested.  For me, it was going to college and on to Graduate School. 

Graduation Day

I believe having an education has given me a ton of experience (both in and out of the classroom) and allowed me to land a great job in my field.  Without my degrees, I can tell you that I would not be able to do be a Corporate Fitness Specialist.

I realize higher education is not for everyone, but it certainly helped me because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do.  College allowed me to explore my options and find what my interests were.  I encourage everyone to expand their knowledge and find what they are passionate about.  What you find might surprise you.  I never envisioned myself working in the field of exercise and health growing up, but now I can’t imagine anything else at the moment. Through college I was able to find my niche. 


Did you always know what you wanted to do as a career? Or did it take you a while to find out? Or are you still trying to figure that out?

4 responses to “Respect Your Parents

  1. I wanted to be a teacher, to a band director, to a history teacher, to a social studies teacher, to a geographer teacher, to a GIS Analyst (I am basically a cartographer)

    I had no idea. I think I have my career picked out though…! lol I am applying to grad school as we speak for GIS….I better stick with this!

  2. Love that ice cream! It’s my favorite!!!

    I also definitely agree on higher education. I’m still trying to figure out exactly where I want to be in healthcare, but I’m enjoying testing out the different areas for now… Just not for too long.

  3. If only M could read about respecting her parents. 😉

    Sounds like a great V-Day!

  4. i’m definitely still figuring out what to do with my life. hopefully ill get there:)

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