I would like people to know that prison did not define me. It only proves that I am human and I have made mistakes. I am 40 years old with two daughters and a son. I am proud of who I am becoming. God has truly taken my wrong choices and turned them into blessings.
I am a dog trainer that specializes in breaking bad behavior. I love animals and I love giving back by training service dogs for wounded vets.
Today, I love life and am open to new ideas. I look forwards instead of backwards. I now believe in myself. That was the hardest barrier to overcome. God has brought me through and I am excited for all the new opportunities that are available to me. I will continue my journey being very humble and grateful in all I do. I do now for the Lord.
That is who I am.
Photo by Mary Beth Koeth for The Compassion Project