Somehow we always manage to wait until it turns cold before we realise the water tanks must be dealt with. At least it wasn’t uncomfortably cold. I already had two tanks drained, but still had one more to go, and two to turn on the leak valves so they won’t freeze. I chopped out soft ice about an inch thick that had formed on the surface. My husband had dozens of tanks to deal with!
This insight has probably been around since the beginning of time; but this is the first time i listened! Had i listened when i was twentysomething – it surely would have resulted in a great deal more wisdom and wise decisions.
Here are three things I’ve learned one should do in their twenties in order to avoid regret and disappointment later on in their professional life.
1. Gain insight into your strengths
I didn’t realize I was going in the wrong career direction until I started looking at my strengths and seriously listening to feedback from those around me. My strengths are slowly processing abstract information, writing, and a strong interest in highly niche philosophical areas. Becoming an academic researcher and university professor plays to my strengths. The problem was that for most of my life I had my eyes set on a career in policing because it was a secure route with a good pension and I couldn’t think of any other career ideas at the time.
At one point I also took an office admin job that I had failed at quite miserably. With its fast-paced multitasking and lack…
For some reason, I never blogged about my home schooled children’s high school graduations. Here is my youngest, who graduated this past May (2015).
This writeup is what i submitted to the newspaper. The photo, however, is one we took on the front porch after he had his hair cut.
Having completed 12 years of home education, Nathan Allen Powell, rural Laclede, MO graduates high school with a 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude. Nathan is the son of Allen and Tauna Powell. He has received Bright Flight scholarship (having scored 33 on ACT) and the President’s Competitive Award ($20,000) from Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, MO where he will be pursuing a 4-year MBA degree in International Business through NWMSU’s CATapult program – CATapult is an accelerated program designed for high-achieving freshmen to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration within four years.
Nathan Powell, at Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland – the ancestral home of his 14th great grandfather, William Keith, 4th Earl of Marischal, whose granddaughter married Alexander Falconer in 1543.
POWELL SEED FARM, INC
23116 Hwy 5
Linneus, Missouri 64653
One mile south of Linneus on Hwy 5
660.895.5434 or 660.412.2001 (Allen’s mobile)
Buying and selling field and grass seeds – Selling retail and wholesale