Pursuing My Success at Age Fifty Most people start pursuing positive goals at a fairly early age in life. Today it’s not so uncommon for young adults to get married and start a family in there early twenties. It isn't even frowned upon for a young teenage female to be pregnant without a husband, now in this day and time. However, back when I was growing up in the 70’s things were much different. If a young girl was pregnant without being married she was most generally shamed. In circumstances like this education was usually pushed back, and motherhood would be the priority. Most goals and future dreams would come to a halt and the responsibilities of parenting were the main focus. It would be a hard decision to raise a baby as a single mother. Well, that young girl was me. I became a single mother at the age of seventeen. Since then, life for me has been full of ups and downs, and challenges. I don’t regret the decision I made as a young woman of keeping my son, but today at age fifty I am finally able to go back and start doing things that I was not able to do because of my decision of being a single mother. I’m overcoming obstacles and disappointments, enjoying challenges and pursuing my dreams. There have been many obstacles and downfalls for me that have kept me from being successful in life. I, being pregnant at an early age in life and getting alienated from my family was an obstacle for sure. It was an embarrassment to my father for me to be pregnant so he gave me the choice to have an abortion, or be disowned from the family. I chose to keep my son. I do not regret this decision; however, I wish I would have had someone to help me make more responsible choices. It wasn't long before I started working as a stripper in the bars. It seemed to be the right thing to do at the time. After all, I was young and pretty, and who knows I might even meet Mr. Right in the club life. Wow, what a false belief that was. I met a lot of guys but they were far from doing anything that was even close to being right. In reality the club life was an enticing deception. All that fast easy money and night life excitement led me to sample with illegal drugs. Before I knew it I was addicted to meth. I became an addict in just a short time. This lifestyle was what lead me to the biggest disappoint ever. In 1998 I was sentenced to twelve years to do behind bars. I had too much fun sinning! The drug and bar life led me to do prison time. I was so hard headed at that time in my life that I did almost every day of the twelve years that I was sentenced to. I got in as much trouble in prison as I got into when I was free. What’s sad is that while I was in prison I didn't have the opportunity to better myself through educational programs or rehabilitation. The only thing I learned while I was in was how
As a child I would always want to work with my father, he was a carpenter and a very good
one at that. He passed away when I was nine years old. Ever since then I can remember wanting
to be just like him. I never really pictured myself going to college even though my mother
encouraged me to. Throughout high school I worked a few odd construction jobs, and knew I
would go directly into the workforce. I have always been very creative and artistic. I used to
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The History behind Walt Disney
Walt Disney once said, “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney was one of the most successful businessmen who was truly dedicated to his dreams. His achievements gained him many awards and led him to fame. He’s inspirational to many people…
Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was born in November near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She was second of seven children. When she turned nine, she was taken every Saturday for art lessons. At age ten, she had it set in her mind that she wanted to become an artist (North American Biographies 151). “That was the only thing I could do that was nobody else’s business… I could do that as I chose because nobody would care,” O’Keeffe stated (Current Biography). She…
entire list of her published short stories include: Muttsy (Opportunity), Possum or Pig (Forum), The Eatonville Anthropology (Messenger), How It Feels to be Colored (World Tomorrow), The Gilded Six Bits (Story), The Fire and the Cloud (Challenge), Tell My Horse, Now Take Noses, Moses Man of the Mountains,…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, religious
interventions, mandala drawing, and Reality Therapy. The design is an
experiment-controlled trial with 42 participants (The experiment ¼ 20, the
control ¼ 22; Thai-Buddhists ¼ 32, Thai-Muslims ¼ 10). Their mean age
was 35.64 Æ 9.99 ranging from 23 to 54 year olds. They were selected from
416 police officers derived by cluster random sampling using Beck
Depression Inventory Second Edition, the General Health Questionnaire
Thai version, and the Symptom Checklist…
‘spread awareness through programs and services while supporting the emotional and educational needs of children from disadvantaged circumstances and foster care’. Wendy started Minds in Motion in 2007. She was motivated to help children from a young age.
As a Christian with a Christian worldview Wendy believes that Minds in Motion is God’s will for her life. She prayed for two years before moving forward with the idea. Minds in Motion’s strongest program is a reading mentoring program that involves…
executions mostly. Perhaps by the insurgents, or by the government or the guerrilla separatists. Murders committed by all sides” (17-18)
HSC STUDY BUDDY
o “Street bomb, usually containing nails or ball bearings, could cut open an abdomen fifty yards from the explosion” (126)
o “There are innocent Tamils in the south being killed too” (133)
o “He was still there an hour later when the bodies started coming in from a bombing
somewhere in the city” (290) – always happening
2. How does this theory differ from the traditional definition of intelligence?
3. What do multiple intelligences have to do with my classroom?
4. How has M.I. theory developed since it was introduced in 1983?
5. Who are the critics of this theory and what do they say?
6. What are some benefits of using the multiple intelligences approach in my school?
7. How can applying M.I. theory help students learn better?
8. How can I find out more about M.I. theory?
PART II – Demonstration…
CONTENTS: CASE STUDIES
CASE STUDY 1
Midsouth Chamber of Commerce (A): The Role of the Operating Manager in
CASE STUDY I-1
IMT Custom Machine Company, Inc.: Selection of an Information Technology
CASE STUDY I-2
VoIP2.biz, Inc.: Deciding on the Next Steps for a VoIP Supplier
CASE STUDY I-3
The VoIP Adoption at Butler University
CASE STUDY I-4
Supporting Mobile Health Clinics: The Children’s Health Fund of New York City
CASE STUDY I-5…