Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
If you really knew me you'd know that I was raised by my grandparents because my mother had me at 17. You'd know that although I was fatherless my grandfather is the BEST dad ever and the only dad I know. You'd know that since 4th grade I've voiced I wanted to be an attorney, that since I was 15 I randomly sat in on court cases, blogged and commented on criminal trials. At 17 I too became a teen parent. At 18 I graduated from a failing school and am still proud to have graced the halls of Jean Ribault!!!! At 19 I dropped out of college because motherhood and working seemed too much to bear, At 25 I bought my first home, graduated college (because I knew working for A company wasn't what God wanted for me) and got married, After graduating I decided to leave my job and follow my own dreams rather than working towards the dream of a corporation, At 26 I said something must be done to inform kids that juvenile justice is not so just and prison is REAL. At 28 I published my first book P.S. Never Give Up Hope and in just 4 months I've sold nearly 1000 books, visited various schools, spoken to a number of young people instilling hope within them that no matter where you're from or what you're going through you can do ANYTHING.