To empower disadvantaged youth and adults with education, mentorship, and training so that they can reach their potential. Our society benefits so much when there are more financially independent and self-actualized individuals.
Whenever you support me, you will also be supporting this vision of mine.
I grew up in a very unusual and chaotic family. No one really took care of me, I bounced around living with different people, and I went to seven different schools between elementary school and high school between two countries with completely different education systems even within the same country.
My family was low-middle class, and I was financially on my own starting at age eighteen. (Miraculously, I was a good student throughout all of those years, and went to a good college with a scholarship.)
Needless to say, life was extremely difficult. During my early and teenage years, I just couldn’t wait to become an adult so that I could make my own decisions, make money, and enjoy freedom.
As you can see, I’m an adult now, and you may be wondering: so, how did that turn out for you?
Very well, actually.
After living in twelve cities on three continents, I finally found my happy place.
After dating some great guys, I finally found the perfect guy for me.
After a couple of failed attempts to learn a third language, I finally became fluent in Spanish. Hola. ¿Cómo estás? (Next will be French)
After some great and not-so-great jobs in different sectors, I finally know what I should be focused on and what kind of work makes me happy and fulfilled. During that career discovery journey, I gained new skills so quickly that I got an over fifty percent increase in pay three times within seven years. The last job offer as a marketing director that I turned down- I just couldn’t get myself to sign it- was for over $200,000 a year. Now, I’m working to recoup that opportunity cost and more.
By the way, my sense of direction, stability, and clarity came to me within the past few years, meaning I struggled a lot with knowing what I wanted and who I aspired to become for many years.
I’m not saying that everything is perfect now, but it’s pretty good. Like everyone else, I have my struggles, but struggling feels very different once you have a sense of purpose.
With this website, I want to share the lessons I’ve learned and different skills I’ve acquired. My aim is to provide lots of actionable and practical advice and how-tos, because there’s a lot of useless fluff and superficial content out there as it is.
So.. if my motto “be fulfilled, keep growing” resonates with you at all, I’d like for you to follow along by subscribing below or by dropping me a line at hi at jennifer prufer dot com.