Fast forward 4 years and I was a junior in high school. It was the last summer of my high school career, so if I wanted to do this, I had to apply (and fast). The only problem? I was still $1,000 short. Just $1,000 was standing between me and that dream I had had 4 years earlier, but it might as well have been a double-sided fortress.
Still not wanting to give up, I made a Hail Mary move by applying for a $1,000 study abroad scholarship offered by our high school.
I interviewed, and I waited.
That afternoon when I heard my name called over the speaker system, announcing to the whole school that I had won the $1,000 study abroad scholarship, still brings chills to me as I type this today.
Just months later, I became a foreign exchange student in Villadiego, Spain for an amazing 6 weeks. And it changed my life forever.
My focus is to prevent the sort of money catastrophe that unfolded in our household growing up from happening to your child by filling in the sorely needed money education gap as early as possible.
And it’s not just that; for me, it’s personal.
I’m building the program I want my 19-month old son to take one day.