A Momploydent is a mother who is balancing work and school. We would like to recognize a woman who is doing it all and doing it with style and grace!
Name: Aimee Bochinski
Occupation: Team Lead - Admission
# of Children: 9 year old step-daughter, 15 month old son
Program of Study: AS Business Administration
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2017
Why should you be Momploydent of the Month: In all honesty, I have a hard time acknowledging my own hard work. But, in challenging myself to think outside of my comfort zone, I feel that I make a good example because regardless of all of the things that are going on from one day to another, whether it’s melt downs at daycare drop off, work expectations, homework deadlines or anything else that comes up, I feel that I really try to keep a positive outlook and take on these challenges with a smile. I try to acknowledge that while life might be challenging at times, I am blessed to have these challenges. I am blessed with a beautiful family, a wonderful career and the opportunity to go to school and further my education- blessings that not everyone is lucky enough to have.
What's your motto? I have a picture up at wok that says…. I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “because of you, I didn’t give up.” For me, that’s what it’s all about!
What is motivating you to pursue your education? The motivation for me to pursue my education is twofold. First, and probably the biggest motivating factor is a selfish one; I want to prove it to myself that I can do it. I started my degree at 18 years old and for a variety of reasons, never finished. I have done fine without it, but I want to challenge myself to accomplish this goal that I set out on achieving so long ago. If I had only known that it would be 10 times more difficult to pursue it later in life, I probably would have stuck with it the first time around! The second part of my motivation is my kids. I’m a firm believer that higher education is a necessity at this point in time and I want to be able to encourage my children to pursue their education without them feeling as though I am being hypocritical. Once I finish my AS, I plan on moving forward into my BS.
What would you say is the key to your success? I need to remind myself to take it one day at a time. With everything that can pile up from day to day, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with work and home and school. I find it helpful to plan to be successful in achieving what needs to be done. If I take on a task thinking it can’t be done, it likely won’t be done. But if I go into it with a plan and positivity, the outcome is more often than not a good one!
If you could give another Momploydent advice, what would it be? A quote that comes to mind would be “It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up.” Never give up, never stop trying and don’t be afraid to ask for help! It’s okay to take your cape off once in a while.
Words from a wise woman. Congratulations on a job well done Aimee! We will be cheering you on all the way to graduation!