Friday, October 23, 2009

Tuition: the price you pay for knowledge

I am honored to be selected as one of the Mamavation Moms.

First let me thank the outstanding #Mamavation sponsors: Earth Footwear and EA Sports Active. To be able to place my name alongside yours for this journey is truly an honor. Thank you for the privilege. I promise I will not let you down and I will make your mission, my mission.

Also, the support of the team behind Mamavation:
Leah Segedie, Chief Mom of Bookieboo
Dr. Loretta Shughrue, Mamavation Therapist
Mary Ellen Renna, M.D., Mamavation Lead Nutritional Coach
Tracey Mallett, Mamavation Lead Exercise Coach

Also, the Mamavation finalists and those that were brave enough to submit an application to begin with. The journey is just beginning, not ending. Please stay with us. Together, we are a team. We are linked by a common thread. We are moms. We share the greatest power in the universe, and we also share some of the same struggles and challenges known to mankind. There is a reason why we are all in this same boat together. Grab an oar, it's time we get to shore - I've heard there is a crazy party on the beach somewhere!

To the people that brought me here: Thank you for your vote of confidence in me. Maybe you all saw what took me so long to see? That I needed to take a little more time for myself? Regardless of how long it took me to get here, we made it together and here we are. You have my vow that I will make age 30 the best year of my life and I am so glad you are apart of it! Bring your sense of humor, I have a feeling we are going to need it.

Back to the title of this post. What's that all about, right? Knowledge is power. We've all heard that saying. Why? Because it's true.

My Grandpa Clyde always said that tuition is the price you pay for knowledge. Tuition can be anything that leads you to the greater learning experience. It becomes an analogy for the action of discovery. So, in my mamavation scenario this is how I see it unfolding:

The knowledge or discovery I am seeking is positive state of mind and personal health. The action or the price I am willing to pay is this journey through the Mamavation campaign. What better school of education than the resources found in Leah Segedie's program. I cannot think of a better place to pay tuition in my quest for knowledge.

This is an unbelievable opportunity I have been given. And one that I will not take lightly.


  1. With that kind of attitude you will go far. :)

  2. Congratulations! Best of Luck on your journey!

  3. You are going to rock! I'm so proud of you for making this commitment! We're behind you 100%!


  4. YOU are an inspiration! Keep doing what you're doing! HUGS congrats and the journey has only just begun! xoxo

  5. Also included in your tuition, are:
    your sweat, possibly tears, and most definitely, MUSCLE PAIN! ;)

    But as you probably already know, pain is only temporary, and that which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

    Enjoy the knowledge, and embrace the journey.

  6. I'm sooo excited for you to soak up all that you can and see awesome changes for you and your family! Congrats :)

  7. Stay strong!! We're in this together!