Happy Friday! This week's #FabulousFemaleFriday features a woman who I met through one of the many Blogger groups that I am part of! I reached out to them to see if any would allow me to feature them, and Abby was the first to respond! I love that I am at a point in my #FabulousFemaleFriday #girlboss posts, when I can do that!
In addition to both of us being bloggers, Abby is also a mom, and she was a former teacher (as you'll read below)! What a small world! There is a link to her blog at the bottom of her post, so definitely check it out, after you're done reading! There are so many fun posts! I know that I have enjoyed reading them!
Ms. Abby Fereday
I currently work as a Program Success
Manager for an education service provider based in Boise, Idaho. That's a
mouthful, I know! But basically, I am on a team full of folks who used to work
in schools- ex teachers, school principals, etc. and we work together to
support schools around the country as they implement our educational program.
I've been working there for 2.5 years and prior to that I was a middle and high
school English teacher!
1. What would you list as your
Determination and persistence. It can
be both a blessing and curse; I can get too hyper-focused at times. But for the
most part, these qualities are what make me a good wife, mother, worker,
blogger, and more!
2. When do you feel your
I probably feel strongest when I can
clearly see a forward path. When I am able to tell the direction things are
going or know with confidence the next move or decision mine and my family's
life should take, I feel very strong! :)
your most difficult days, what keeps you going?
It sounds weird, but I'm totally a
"light at the end of the tunnel" kind of girl. I don't always know
exactly what that light is, but I always remind myself to stay persistence,
push toward my goals, keep loved ones close, and things will all happen as they
are supposed to. Also, my daughter is a major source of inspiration,
particularly for my blogging. I am determined to get to a place where my blog
allows my family to have a more flexible lifestyle and more time to invest in
do you value the most in yourself and your family?
Time. I think it is so important to
spend quality time together with people you love.
far, what have been your greatest accomplishment(s) in your life and/or career?
This is a funny tidbit that not many
people know about me, but in 2012, I was playing soccer professionally in
California. I don't necessarily think it fits the bill of "greatest"
accomplishment, but it makes for a fun fact. I would probably consider my
daughter my greatest accomplishment. I honestly did not know it was possible to
love a little human the way I love her!
advice would you give to your younger self?
Oh boy. Where to begin? I would tell
myself to be more confident and have more self-respect. Other people's opinions
mattered far too much to me, particularly during my college years. If I could
go back, I would focus on being more true to the real me and to be proud of who
7. What do you look forward to
I am really excited about the potential the blogging
pathway might have for me and my family. Like I mentioned, I would love to have
more flexibility and I think blogging might be the thing that could open that
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