Starting Over

Document created by debivdb on Nov 5, 2015
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     There is a belief that when a person reaches 40 years old life should be stable and purpose known. In my life turning 40 was the chance for a new beginning. Divorce was the first step in reclaiming my life, but I soon discovered I was not financially stable. I had been a stay at home mom who worked two careers, both part time. I decided to commit to my call in pursuing ordination in the United Methodist Church and to do so I needed to quit one part time job and go back to school. My first stop was Gateway Technical College for an IT degree as a Computer Service Specialist. After completing this degree I will head off to seminary. Everything was on track and I still anticipate graduating this spring, but my position as a Christian Educator was cut from the church budget this fall. Losing my only income was not part of the bigger plan. My resourcefulness and the loving communities I am networked with continue to give me the support I need to stay on task. I will not pretend that it has not been difficult. I am grateful for this opportunity to share my story and am aware that monetary gifts are helpful. To anyone reading this story your life is in your control, seize it and make it great!