Author Archives: Summer Owens

About Summer Owens

When I started writing my first book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, I just wanted to tell my story. Today, I am a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, life coach, and college professor with own course that I created. Everything I do about helping people have success over obstacles and live their best lives no matter what. This blog is dedicated to sharing and expounding upon the lessons I learned and share in my book and that we all can use to say, "S.O. What!" to all the challenges life will throw our way...every day.

Summer School- Class 1: 5 Ways to Catch Up and Get Ahead

I didn’t need to catch up…. I just wanted to get ahead. Continue reading

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No Honeymoon. New Cancun Memories and 10 New Life Lessons.

Last week I wrote about what would have been my 10 year wedding anniversary (June 9th) so this week 10 years ago I would have been on my honeymoon. We went to Cancun, Mexico. Although things were awkward (wrote about that … Continue reading

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Divorce. 10 Years Later. 5 Lessons Learned From One of My Biggest S.O. What!’s

June 9, 2007,  I walked down the aisle and my last name changed. So did everything about my life. And my son’s. I had been a single mother for 12 years, and I was pretty proud of how I managed … Continue reading

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4 Years Down as an Entrepreneur, and I’m Still Up

I am more clear on my vision for my business and exactly how I want it to run and what I want to do. Continue reading

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20 Years Later. 4 Lessons Learned as a Teen Mom High School Graduate.

May 23, 1997 marked the end of my high school career and the beginning of my adult life. I was armed with a high school diploma…and a two-year old son. I had no idea that what had been the hardest … Continue reading

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The Hardest Job I Never Applied For

When I was 15, I got a new job. The summer before I had worked at a summer camp cleaning bathrooms and kitchenettes on a college campus for a summer program. I think the kids participating were my age. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned from Losing Two Friends Under 40

At this moment, I am 19 days from my 38th birthday, and a little more than two years from my 40th birthday. I pray that I will be blessed to see it on May 22nd because two of my friends … Continue reading

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