Entries by Summer Owens

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The Most Important Person to Love

I can remember being in high school seeing girls getting flowers and stuffed animals at school on Valentine’s Day. In college, more of the same. My friends often got gifts and went on dates, but I didn’t. Sometimes it bothered me, but most Valentine’s Day it didn’t. I was a single mom and often didn’t […]

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Don’t Rush the Ring

A ring is just a symbol of what can be a very beautiful union when it’s done right. But when it’s done wrong, or done in a rush or under pressure, it can be a very ugly and painful situation with long-lasting consequences.

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20 Years Later. So much more than I ever expected.

When I entered my senior year of high school in 1996, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Not because I didn’t like school or people there because my school, Jackson Central-Merry, was amazing. We were award-winners and record-setters both academically and athletically.  From CNN Contributor Van Jones to NFL players Al Wilson and Artis Hicks (who […]

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What Happened When I Told It

When I started writing my first book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, I just wanted to tell my story. Mainly, I wanted to encourage every teen mother not to give up herself, not to quit high school and show her that she could have everything she could […]

Summer School- Class 6: Get Bold

For the last three weeks, I have held Summer School, a short series with tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. Wrapping up the series with Class 6, I want you to… Get Bold: Build Your Confidence and Make It Happen. It’s time to stop hiding behind fear and excuses and take a […]

Summer School- Class 5: Unhide and Go Seek

Three weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. The other day was Life check: Are you living your dreams or just living? Are you […]

Summer School- Class 4: Life Check

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. I last suggested The Purge: Get rid of things, thoughts, and people who bring you down […]