Almost 13 years ago, I was class of 1998 from Benjamin Franklin High school. Since then, I had been struggling with many different changes in my life. I feel as if this part of my life has been the broken record. Most people I talk to know of my personal story and personal struggle. I think it wasn't until 2005 that things in my life finally became clear, in which I knew that I needed to get back into school to finish my degree. Even since going back to school, my life still continued to change. Now that I'm finally finished with my undergraduate degree, my life can finally begin. The separation from my family in order to nurture my own family could begin, right? Wrong. I think what I realize that my family is my burden that God has placed on my heart for better or for worse. I continue to struggle because I do feel as if I am weighted down with chains, but what could be worse. I think we all know the answer to that. In retrospect, I have a roof and food over my head. My husband and I have not really gone without for long periods of time. I have been blessed to be starting with a job right after graduation. It's going to be part-time hours and slightly minimum pay to start, but the fact that I have a chance to become a little bit better than what these chains provide me. Am I too selfish and in order to learn selflessness I must endure these burdens? I guess occasionally I do complain because I have tried using my voice in order to make change, but my voice has gone unheard for too long. I just hope I can continue to go on with a strengthen resolve.
I have an open door policy about life, love, parenting and the non-pursuit of happiness. ~ JK
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