Joined August 2017
Premium Rank 16945
So I need to tell you about myself, huh? Well you got a couple days??!! No, I'll try to be short and not go in to many details. First of all, I grew up in Upstate NY, was born in Ithaca and raised just outside of Rochester, NY. I went to school for my nursing license and started my career in Syracuse, NY. My mom moved to SW Florida in 1982 and due to my rebellious lifestyle I was "forced" to move in with her. I was an alcoholic, drug addict, promiscous, nasty and mean. I took up Psychology and my nursing career took me to help open a private Psychiatric Hospital. To make a long story short I soon found myself at the bottom of the pit and ended up in a rehab called Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a faith based year long (or longer sometimes) rehab program which bases it's teachings and principles strictly on the Bible. As a student there, 5 days after entering the program I found Jesus Christ as my Savior. Forward ahead a couple of years and I found myself living in Europe as a missionary opening Teen Challenge centers throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. I learned three other languages (French, German, and Crotian) and travelled to over 30 countries. I play the trumpet and I travelled with a music group for 8 years as we ministered on the streets, in schools, churches, theaters, etc. talking about how Christ can redeem an addict - He did me!! I had to come home after 8 years as I was deathly ill and lived in a war-torn country and couldn't get the medical help I needed. Forward about 20 years and during that time my health deteriorated and I faced many health and mental issues. I've been on disability since 1998 and have searched and searched for a legitimate work-at-home job to support me. I've literally lost 10's and 10's of thousands of dollars and have been ripped off NUMEROUS times. Now I'm very skeptical. My family thinks I'm a loser and just chasing a dream that will never come to reality. I have a tendancy to disagree. So here I am. My goal is to be successful in a short (1-2 years) period of time or less and to prove to my family I'm not the loser I was. I did horrible things to them and they still, even after 33 years of sobriety and clean honest living, they see me for who I was, not who I am today. I want to change that. I am a very dedicated, hard worker and will put my all in to this program. I am in a very very poor spot right now financially and literally have $0. 01 to my name - I can prove it if you'd like. I can't afford the premium package right now but I WILL do whatever I need to in Course 1 to generate money to purchase the program. I'm glad I'm here and I hope I haven't offended anyone with my story but I thank God daily for delivering me out of that kind of lifestyle in to a respectful professional in my community today - even though those aren't the sentiments of my family. Ok, that wasn't TOO long but it wasn't too short either. So as Zig Ziglar once said "I'll see you at the top!!" You can count on it.