I read a very cool story about a young Latina entrepreneur who became motivated to start her own construction business when her father lost his job. Jennifer H. Ramos, the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, launched Jen Contracting Group, LLC in her hometown of Arlington, Virginia. In addition to her construction business, she owns an online home décor boutique called Femme Décor and writes an inspirational blog called the HBIC Guide, all of which can be found through her website. The full story is here.

My daughter, who will graduate from Sarah Lawrence College in the spring, is both anxious and excited about where her journey will take her next. I guess for that reason, I seem to be gravitating toward stories that I think would inspire her.