Mom of the month of November

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Sylika Greater Camacho

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). This was the first scripture I learned as a child. Life has proven to me that I must surrender to both His will and way in order to see the promises of God fulfilled in my life.

Year after year, I have planned and tried to “get my life together”. Recently, I decided not to return to the teaching profession after 7 short years. It wasn’t until I slowed downand took a leap of faith in the direction of the visions that were planted in my heart that I began to see my life coming together. One thing is certainly true…

Life will give you exactly what you put into it. I do not believe in luck. I believe in the almighty God and effort. Thus, I work diligently on my goals without any excuses. I reflect, often, on my experiences and use the lessons learned to propel forward.

If you are fast enough, you may find me doing one of many things. Six days a week I chauffeur my five children around to school and extracurricular activities in between working as a part-time independent contract teacher and attending UCF to earn my Master’s in Applied Learning and Instruction (basically, curriculum design). My goal is to one day open a chain of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Christian schools and write a national curriculum that sets American students at the forefront of our global competitors. Currently, I am starting an afterschool program with my church where I will tutor and provide homework help. In the wee hours of the night, I’ve begun to do business marketing and branding. My schedule leaves little time for me to market Advocare, but it provides the Spark © that I need to get through the day.

Keeping it really real, I did not grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I have lived the “American Dream” in a big house with monthly travels and many fond memories. On the other hand, I have been homeless. In preparation for this humbling opportunity, I wanted to use this as a platform not to “showcase” me, but to give glory to God and encourage all who read. There are times that I am frustrated, exhausted, and wonder if I’ve lost my mind by leaving a secure career to pursue my dreams. However, I’ve realized that “I CAN” is just 2 words away when I feel like giving up. Change is here ladies.