Sharvon Green as a Mom
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My name is Sharvon Green. I'm originally from a small town, right outside of Savannah, Guyton, Georgia. I'm a photographer as well as I just started a new business, at the beginning of the pandemic. I'm actually a single mom of three, and so I have one that's finished college and I have two that started in the fall.
I had twins, a boy and a girl that graduated, in May, and then of course there was no graduation for them, but, starting a new business and then having 2 starting college definitely has been challenging, but I had to make certain that I create that balance and for me it's all about planning and preparation. I have to start my week with a plan and so on Sundays, I kind of use that as my day to plan out my week, and I have to keep my goals for that day and make certain that I have that plan because otherwise, with my kids in school, and I think sometimes they think that I'm their personal assistant as well, but now it's all about me getting them to a place where they can be more independent. So, this very first year I had to, that required a lot of work and a lot of help as far as getting them started because college for them, as you can imagine is so very different from what it was for me.
I worked the entire time that I was in school. And of course college tuition is a lot higher than what it was before, but it is important for me that my kids graduate and not have to have, you know, 60 to $80,000 worth of student loan debt to look. And so I am making certain that they can do that, that they can at least start out with a fair shot without having to have student loan debt. And as a mom, that American dream is so important for me to be able to make certain that my children have equal opportunities as well. And of course, we always want to be able to leave this a lot better than it was before. But I definitely think ownership is a part of that, being able to leave a legacy, for my children and for my children's children, that includes, ownership as well as service to others.