On March 30, 2012, after 25 years my career in the banking industry ended.
This particular work is something that I envisioned doing all of my adult life because of my own experiences as a foster child from age 15 to 21. In fact, it was the motivation behind why I applied to and gained admission to graduate studies at The Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) in March of 1978. However, I was not able to pursue this opportunity at that time. Therefore, it ended up becoming a dream deferred.
Over the course of the last two years, I completed the writing of a biography of my experiences as a foster youth, a book of 18 poems, designed two internet blogs, one which has received over 60,000 page views and the other one is now nearing 10,000 page views.
Professionally, I spent six months volunteering at a nearby hospital and this experience turned into an employment opportunity as a per diem working in the Emergency Department where I learned how to best attend to the needs of patients through kindness, compassion and diligence.
Life is often funny this way isn't it?
One of the most significant things that I have learned through all of this, don't stop believing!!!