The advice my mother gave me when I first got married was to pick my battles. I have since found this to be incredibly valuable in many areas of life, including my career and public office.
Growing up, I was raised by my parents and grandparents. Both my mother and grandmother were strong matriarchs in very different ways. With their guidance and example, I learned to be strong as well. I created strength in my character and in my soul by watching them and learning from them. One of the biggest pieces of advice my mother has given me is, don’t follow your heart, follow your head, it will take you further. Another lesson I have learned from her and that I carry with me as a mother is that once you have children, they become your top priority.
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