Almost 3 years ago I decided I needed a change of environment and a change in my life. I literally packed up everything I owned and, kind of on a whim, picked up and moved 3000 miles across the country. I didn’t have a plan, but I knew I needed to make it work. I didn’t know anyone in Cali except my dad. He offered to let me stay with him until I figured things out. It was only supposed to be a temporary thing. But a few years have gone by and I’m still here….until now. Within this short amount of time, I have found a job that I absolutely love and have been successful doing, 4 months after starting this job I bought myself a new car, Jalen is doing beyond EXCELLENT in school; classified as being intellectually advanced, and now, we are finally moving into our own place!!! I couldn’t be happier! I never gave up and I was determined to make it on my own. This just goes to show that everything doesn’t go according to plan. Things happen when they’re meant to happen. I’m beyond grateful for everything that has transpired within the past 3 years and the people that have entered my life. I sincerely thank my dad for letting us crash his bachelors pad and my mom for still being supportive, emotionally and financially when needed, from so many miles away. We are truly blessed!