Well I started my next semester of school this week! I am still working on my bachelors degree. I graduated high school 10 years ago so that’s about how long this has taken me so far. I’m not doing anything special and I’m not even a real big advocate for college in general (Malissa will shudder when she reads that, we’ve always disagreed here haha) but I’ve just been so far along in it for so many years now that I definitely want to finish!
For some reason, I thought it was smart to go the slow route. Continue in a part time job and with the rest of life and just do what I could on the side. Looking back, I don’t think this is smart financially. But, it has served me pretty well and even regretting it, it’s still what I continue to do. Just one to three classes here and there. Now, with two kids, I really don’t have any other choice. I can’t just go 15 credit hours a semester, so I’m doing what I can.
Regardless of how long it’s taken me, I am continually grateful that I have the choice. The choice to go slow, the choice to go part time, the choice to take a semester here or there off, just the choice to go at all! And its really not much harder than that. I decide, “hey, this semester looks good!” and then I sign up for classes, make some arrangements for my kids, and then go. That’s basically it.
Unfortunately that is a lucky way to get to live. It wasn’t that long ago when many people simply didn’t have the choice. And it was even more recent when women didn’t have the choice at all. Even sadder still, there are still places in the world where women don’t have that choice or opportunity.
I am eternally grateful for all the women who came before me who helped to blaze the path of equality, especially for education. Whether I believe college is the one true path to success or not, I do believe it was the path to many, many women’s success and it levels the playing field in ways nothing else has or ever could. In order to pass on that gratitude just a little bit, we actively look for ways to continue blazing that path for those who aren’t so fortunate yet. So when we saw this She Believed She Could Bangle we were happy to nab one for ourselves and share their message.
A portion of the proceeds goes to help provide young girls in developing countries with the basic right to an education. The people behind this cute little bracelet believe that education is central to ending global poverty and we couldn’t agree more! Because we do believe that education is a fundamental right, and that it is an essential part of creating a better world, we love this bangle project.
It comes in silver or gold, and it features a delicate style that goes with basically everything and rests comfortably on your wrist. For me, comfort is paramount with bracelets. I cannot stand when a bracelet interferes with my day at all! When I’m typing, or crafting, or changing a diaper (lol), I need my jewelry to stay out of my way. And this bangle is light enough that I don’t even notice it going about my tasks but lovely enough that I feel good wearing it. Plus, who doesn’t love this quote?
So if equality is your thing (it should be!), or you just like cute bracelets (who doesn’t?), or this quote inspires you (it inspires me!) then this bracelet is for you! You can get your own right here and feel good about this little purchase.
We received this bangle for free in exchange for helping to pass along the message of education equality. All opinions expressed here are my own! Thanks!