Letters to our Daughters: I never stopped
My name is Sevrine Banks and I retired from the Army after 20 years of service as a medic.
I joined the military and couldn't do the one pushup to attend basic training, therefore I was sent to a fitness training unit, where all we did was workout all day to be able to do 6 pushups after the 3 weeks was up. I graduated from that doing 21 pushups! Bottom line, when you put your heart into something you will succeed.
Make a plan, write your goals down and constantly reassess to make sure you are on track. I have heard many excuses from Soldiers who state that they can't go to school because they don't have time. I went back to school while pregnant, having a newborn, working full time, being a mother, a wife and a Soldier. I even deployed during this time period, end result, I never stopped and earned my BS! I am proud of everything you will accomplish!
Like I stated, I have retired from the military after 20 years of service. I have overcome many obstacles. Many people in life will tell you that you cannot do something, the only person stopping you from accomplishing ANYTHING is yourself. Shekina is an amazing woman and I am proud to call her my friend!
ABOUT Letters to our Daughters
Letters to Our Daughters is a B2F Girls! campaign that aspires to empower girls with the courage to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams as they learn from women who have overcome many challenges and have positioned themselves to live a fierce life. We hope that the stories will be healing and empowering for both the writer and the reader.
ABOUT B2F Girls!
B2F Girls! is on a mission to equip girls nationally with healthy self-esteem so that they can be the best version of themselves. When this happens, everyone benefits. B2F Girls! offers a robust certification program and training intensive, complete with resources, implementation guides and support for women who have a calling to mentor girls. We also produce national female empowerment events.
B2F Girls! initially started as an organization called Tween Style Power that offered free local workshops for girls ages 10-17 that addressed the areas of self-worth, body image and leadership. After our first successful year of implementation, we began to notice we were receiving an influx of women from various parts of the country asking how they could implement a similar program for the girls in their communities. It was then that we recognized a gap that required a systematic and accessible way of providing the training we were already offering. This made way for the launch of B2F Girls!