I remember playing school with my cabbage patch kids back inthe '80s. It was just something I knew I was going to do. As I went through High School I had to deal with my parents divorce, like many other children have to deal with. My senior year of school, when I was to be deciding on colleges, I didn't care about it. My goals took a back seat to hiding my sadness and broken heart over my parents divorce. I went to the local community college for 2 years, transferred to a 4 year college, but did not last. I dropped out of the 4 year university within the first semester. I returned home, and had to move back in with my mom. I ended up getting pregnant with my oldest son. I found a job, a few jobs, and I worked. I worked harder than I ever had before. However, my lifestyle was outspending my pay. Luckily in 2006, I met my husband. He's been the only father my oldest son has ever known. After having 2 more children, we finally got married! :)
I got hired in 2007 for the local school system working in a clerical position in human resources. I loved my job. I loved my co-workers. Something was still missing. After I had my 3rd child, my husband encouraged me to follow my dream of teaching. I went back to school. The fastest way for me to get done, was to get my undergrad in sociology and go through a masters of arts in teaching program (which was a 1 year program). I was able to work while finishing my undergrad degree. Then once I graduated with my undergrad degree, I immediately started my masters. I had to take a leave of absence from my position in HR so I could complete the student teaching, which was a requirement. It was a bittersweet time in my life. I loved and still love those people I worked with, however I knew that I wanted to teach. So I took the plunge. I went without an income for 9 months. Which was very difficult!! But we did it, and I pray everything for the blessings and oppurtunities that God has brought to me.
I have blamed a
lot of my hiccups in life on my parents divorce, and I am dealing with
that. However, if I would have not have taking the journey I have walked
on, I would not be where I am today. If you would have told me 8 years ago that all this was going to happen, I would have never believed you!! :) But I wouldn't change a thing!!
If you are ever at a point in your life, asking yourself, "WHY, dear Lord?" Remember, he has a plan, and it will be blessed. Keep your faith :)
God Bless xoxo