Today is my first trip for fall semester on the road and I thought it’d be a good thing to start the blog today. So first of all, I want to talk about how my company got started and why we chose the word Cervelle to represent us.
Several years ago, probably a decade ago, I started my own company in my house, just seeing some tutoring students while I was homeschooling my youngest child. Honestly, the tutoring was just something to do on the side and I really liked it and I enjoyed it.
This makes for a great -’ here’s how we began’ story, but the interesting part of this began a long time ago. We need to go back a few years because when I was much younger than I am now I began to recognize that I had an unusually intense desire for learning.I loved to learn and I did it well! When I was young, I would “play school” with my dolls, and cats and dogs, and eventually I even forced my little sisters to play along with me as well
.I was the child who spent an entire summer afternoon alphabetizing my bookshelf, followed by making library card files for each book, and even going so far as to categorize my books by theme or topic. So, when I graduated high school I really believed that a career in education and academics was where I needed to be. I began taking classes in education, got bored, decided to play house, got married, had a baby, got divorced, and eventually met and married my husband and blended our families together. With four young children to take care of our lives become encompassed in the world of bills, responsibilities, and everything that entails.
We slowly recognized that we were never going to get on top of things in our situation, and we made the drastic decision (you will soon learn that drastic decisions are sort of a “thing” for us) to both quit our jobs, return to college full time, and work part time. We returned to school in our 30s, and at that time I decided that I was going to major in psychology, because even though it had been over a decade the taste of those education classes was still fresh enough to remind me that was NOT the major I wanted to seek. So, as a young mother, returning to school to better the future for her children, and I decided that I was going to major in psychology. It seemed like an interesting topic and one that would provide me with ample opportunity.
To see where my this ample opportunity leads me tune in next week to
How Cervell Began Part II