By Lisa, current New Beginnings client
I have made a ton of wrong choices, and my life has not turned out the way that I would have planned.
However, I do believe in second chances and I have been granted one.
I am living at New Beginnings’ bridge housing program for people that are homeless or on the verge of being homeless. And I’m college bound.
When I came here and I was able to think more clearly, I started to think about what I really wanted to do with my life. Where did I want to go from here?
In 2004 I graduated high school–the first in my family to complete school. That’s where everything ended, until now.
I finally have the courage to do the things that people told me I would never be able to do. I am, slowly but surely, doing everything so that I can get my life back, reunite with my son and do what I need to do, to be the person I have always wanted to be, the person God meant for me to be.
For 14 years I have baked and decorated cakes. I believe that God blessed me with that talent and I love to be able to make other people happy.
There is something so beautiful about being able to take what someone wants and create this beautiful masterpiece, something that they will always remember.
My dream is to open my own bakery, to run my own business. I also know that it is not as easy as it sounds. I know that there are a ton of underlying things that I have absolutely no idea about.
With saying that I know that I’m going to need to go to school for the business part so that I will be able to be a successful business owner.
Here I am, years later, going to college. I have obtained employment that is going to work with me while I am going to school.
I can’t wait to start this new chapter in my life.