My life has had its share of highs and lows. Growing up was a lot different for me than most girls. From an early age, I had to be a mother figure for my brothers and sister. My mother and daddy worked really hard. That meant from the time I was in fourth grade, I had to assume responsibilities that most girls don’t have until they are grown and married. I cooked, cleaned and tended to my siblings and still managed to make good grades and have fun. My parents had a restaurant–drive-in with curb hops, etc., and worked long hours. I learned the value of good work habits as a very young girl. I graduated from high school as an honor graduate.
After I graduated from high school, I went to school in Tallahassee FL. That was my first experience being away from home. My uncle was a motorcycle cop and kept a close eye on me. That year was filled with new and different experiences for me. I met some wonderful people who have been true friends for life. I went back home for the summer and worked in a hair salon for the next several months until I decided to go back to college to become a teacher. That was the career I had wanted since I was a little girl playing with dolls.
I promised myself a long time ago I would write my story of my life. This is just the beginning. I have many stories to share.
Until next time,