2. What things do you remember about your childhood?
a. Not having a stable home environment
b. Mom abusing drugs
c. Struggling in school
d. Craving for a better life
3. What were you like as a teenager?
a. Afraid, but determined
b. Loved to dance
c. Teenage mother
d. Seeking a better life for my son and I
4. What are your future plans and goals
a. Complete my degree program
b. Start a career as a financial advisor
c. Use my skills to help families in my community to be financially empowered.
Product of My Environment
I often wonder what the world would be like if every child were raised in a loving and supportive household. How would the world be if every child received a quality education? What if every child was raised to believe that they could be anything they wanted to be in life? Would the world be a better place? Would children grow to be better adults? Are we all just a product of our environment? Allow me to share my world. A childhood that wasn’t so childlike. Teenage years and all its challenges and most important, my future, where I break down barriers and make my dreams come true.
I was born August 23, 1979, in a small city called Springfield just an hour and a half away from the big city of Boston, Massachusetts. I was raised by my mother and have one brother who’s three years older than me. My mom, brother and I lived with my grandmother off and on and shared one room for the first ten years of my life. My aunts and cousins also lived with us from time to time. I remember my cousins and I often times creating meals like fried spam and sugar sandwiches when food was low. Aside from my mom spending a lot of time away from the home life...