Name: Ernestine

Social Media Handle/Username: @Stinewell

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I’m Ernestine Caldwell, 42 year old, mom and professional. I’m pretty much a free spirit, live life day by day, enjoying what I can. My main interest right now is making sure that my son has best college experience that he possible can. Not the most exciting, but I’m happy, my family is happy.

What Inspires You Every day? : Being able to provide for my family. Not taking advantage of the position that I’m in and trying to help others get by. Also, watching my son be successful in his first year of college, away from home, it’s great motivation.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t. That should tell us something.”

What is your ultimate goal in life? : As cliche as it is… to be happy and successful, not according to anyone else’s standard, but my own. Hope that makes sense.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : I work in hospitality, so it did have some affect. Our company was fortunate enough, that we’re pulling through. As far as home life, the biggest affect was how it changed my son’s experience during his senior year in high school. That was the hardest t I watch. Socially, for me, it was honestly a bit of a break.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Considering the times that we’re in and the fact that so many are struggling, whether it be emotionally, financially, physically, etc. I truly belive that things will get better, we’ll get through this. Humans can be iffy, but we’re strong and resilient.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I’m a single mother, working hard to provide for my family and take pride in that. I am at a point in my life where I’m happy, and I’m going to do everything that I can to keep it that way.

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