Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Seventeen: College Goals Giveaway

Bluestreak Books sent me a copy of Seventeen: College Goals AND is providing a prize pack for one of my lucky readers!

Things I didn't think through before having a big family:

1.  The amount of laundry it would entail!

2.  The never-ending "but she started it" battles.

3.  The amount of toilet paper we go through.

4.  Being literally unable to keep enough food in the house.

5.  The need to clone myself in order to be at several different places at the same time.

6.  Homework times 6.

7.  Having to teach 6 kids to drive!

8.  I am never alone. Ever. 

9.  How many times I've heard the phrases, "Wow, are they all yours?" "Do you know how that happens?" and my personal fave, "You sure have your hands full."

10.  Sending 6 kids to college!

Lexi, my daughter who will turn 17 this week is thinking about college. She's planning on doing dual-enrollment for her senior year, and has plans right now to pursue a career in nursing. I say "right now" because we all know that can change. Heck, I'm 48 and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

I think that's why she's really enjoying Seventeen: College Goals. It isn't one of those hard-hitting, packed with information about specific schools kind of a book. It's a stress-free guide—part-planner, part-journal—that will help walk your teen through the step-by-step process of applying to colleges. There are pages filled with practical cheat sheets, handy life hacks, thoughtful tips, fun quizzes, inspiring quotes from your favorite celebs and leaders, and prompts that will push you to self-reflect. (After all, that’s what college essays are all about!) 

Lexi likes that it reads like a cross between a magazine and a journal. She likes being able to record her thoughts about schools and about interests and questions she has. If you have a teen, this is a terrific resource to get them thinking about college (and it's never too early to start planting that seed.) I know that college isn't for everyone and you don't necessarily need a degree to have a fulfilling and lucrative career, but like I always tell my kids and students - college gives you options - options you wouldn't have without that degree!

Peek inside and learn more about the book HERE.
You can purchase the book HERE.

Click on the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter for a chance to win your very own copy of Seventeen: College Goals and a $50 Visa gift card (because you deserve a little treat after making it through this school year!)
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Bluestreak Books.

26 comments:

dianne said...

I am well beyond college, but I have grandchildren that need this kind of help making their decisions. Would love to be able to give it to them.

Lee said...

My 15 year old daughter is constantly thinking of college and has frequent conversations with us about what she wants to do in life. First it was an orthodontist, then an interior designer, an event planner and a retro diner owner... she would love this book, to be able to write about it all and focus on the college decisions.

Needless to say, love your blog!

Gary & Monique said...

We just spent Memorial Day weekend on a college exploration trip with our 16 year old. She is a sophomore in HS right now but wanted to see what her options were in our state. We had a wonderful weekend checking them all out. She would love this book to help with decison making.

FelicitysMomBecki said...

My daughter graduates next year from high school

Shannon said...

My son is a rising senior and has no idea where to start. I think this would work as a nice reference book/checklist for him. He is not sure where he wants to go and not 100% sure of the major, but Music (guitar player) is pretty high on the list of "what he wants to do". Seems stressed and summer is starting🙃

Mami2jcn said...

My kids plan to start at the community college and see from there what 4 year college they'd like to go to.

HS said...

My niece is thinking to study law, I think she plans to apply schools in CA.

Natalie said...

I have already graduated from college but my niece is interested in attending college in California. She wants to be a nurse.

Lauren said...

This would be for my daughter, who has a ways to go before college. However, I think it is good for kids to start thinking about it early.

Shelly Peterson said...

My son will be heading to college in a few years. He would like to go to EWU not sure what he wants to study yet.

Bridgett wilbur said...

My daughter wants to go to saint rose and to study business.

Heather G said...

This would be perfect for the kids they would learn a lot about what to expect and help decide on a major.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

tat2gurlzrock said...

My fiance's daughter is going into the nursing field.

Sarah Hayes said...

id like to go back to community college and finish my degree. not sure what Id want to study though

Kristen said...

I've already been to college, but my cousin's daughter is looking right now....she wants to go into nursing.

Elena said...

My son will be going to college soon to study computer science

Elle said...

I am well beyond my college years.

maria beas said...

I am planning to go to college here in California (Contra Costa County) to study nursing. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

Sara said...

I am back at school for my MBA

arress said...

My son is on his way to Central Michigan University.

Susan Christy said...

I'm not going to college now but if I ever go back it would be to Butler County for a culinary arts degree.

Betsy Barnes said...

My just graduated from high school, planning to take a year, then attend community college and study culinary.

Tabathia B said...

My daughter plans on attending our local university but has no set major yet.

jenmalonee said...

My sons want to study marketing in college. They have a lot of decisions to make in the near future.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Barbara Montag said...

I am long done with college.
The grand kids aren't ready to think about this yet.
It will be fun when the time comes to see the choices they make.
thank you

LauraJJ said...

She is thinking of going to University of Minnesota and wants to go into engineering for solar energy!

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