If you are new to my blog then chances are, you don’t know what’s brought me here. Some months ago while I was working as an investigator, I had an epiphany. I saw my life headed in a direction that no longer resembled the direction,I first embarked upon. I had the power to do something about it, so I turned in my badge and started on a new path. Texas is one of the few states that allows people with Associate Degrees to work as investigators, so needless to say, making 50 thousand a year with a two year degree sounded great.
However, after a couple years of doing the job, I soon found that not ever region treated families the same. Some regions went by what we were taught at the academy, while others tried to skirt around the issues that caused countless children to be caught up in our foster care system. I had no issues with dealing with abuse, but I had deep concern in regards to taking children away from families when others could have stepped in from those families to help. I refused to be used as a pawn for the state. My soul wasn’t for sale, so conflicts started to rise. Finally, it took the death of a child for me to truly understand what I was missing in my own life. The death would go on to make me appreciate my children more and see my role in a different light.
I can now tell you with great excitement that I have been accepted into The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. This means a lot to me because I dropped out of high school due to a situation that nearly caused me to kill my father. While I love my father to death, God rest his soul, he was abusive to my mother. I had seen too much, and finally broke. Had my mother not convinced me to give her the pistol that night, I would have done the unthinkable. So, I just wanted to share this with you guys! I’m going back to college! You are never too old, too stupid, or too poor, to have a dream. Never give up.