My Breaking Barriers Story

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Capella University and Jen Welter is a paid spokesperson for Capella University.
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I've always known that I loved storytelling.

It's just a part of me. I love learning about other people's stories and I love sharing stories with others. I just never thought I'd be able to be a professional storyteller as my career, then one day I just decided to do it. I knew this was the right path for me. Something inside of me kept pushing me to keep going, even when logic told me otherwise. Soon I was living the exact life I had imagined. I was making a great income. I was traveling and working with my husband and kids, I was taking pictures, and writing about it all… everything that I had ever dreamed of.

I am so glad that I never gave up, and that I had faith in myself. I talk to my girls a lot about following their dreams, and I'm so glad that I can show them how I followed mine. I also like to share with them other strong women who followed their dreams. Like Jen Welter. Jen Welter is an amazing example of someone that overcame all obstacles in her way to achieve what matters most to her. She understands the importance of hard work, getting an education, and never giving up. Dr. Jen Welter is not only the first female coach in the NFL, but she is also an alumna of Capella University with both a Master's in Sport Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from Capella University. Jen credits her education from Capella University in helping her be able to bring a new perspective to NFL coaching by applying her Master's and PhD in the field of psychology.  Jen looked at her life and the things that could hold her back, and she found solutions not excuses. She never stopped and that is how I feel about following my own dreams.

I want my girls to see that strong women always find a way.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Capella University.



Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger to make money at home so that they too can spend more time with their families.