All In …

Thank you all for the thoughtful comments you’ve shared here so far – I love reading your reactions and learning about how much we all have in common. I can relate to so many of the experiences you’ve shared, and one in particular strikes me today – the times in our life when we’re bored, idle or feeling a complete lack of motivation.

As I mentioned in my very first post, I am a product of a single mother who worked hard, but struggled financially. I have always been a worker bee, so I got a job when I was 14 (back when you could) so I could afford to buy the “extras.” I started working hard, or hustling as I like to think, to achieve goals I had laid out for myself; and I’ve never really stopped.

The Power of Giving Back

How many times have you seen a news report or read an article in the paper about an abused or neglected child? Or even worse, heard of a horrific death of an at-risk child in the care of an adult who ill-equipped to provide such care. Like you, I’ve seen these stories … and I also know that social workers are overworked and understaffed. I’ve always been so moved by these sad stories, and I’ve wanted to help. But, I felt my hands were tied. How was I going to help? I don’t have a master’s degree in social work or counseling.