My road my journey

Scholarship Entrant: Maria from Atlanta, GA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Maria: 1

December 17, 2008 will always stick out in my mind as the starting point of a whole new life. It marks the day that I decided to live again. As a child, I never imagined myself trapped in a loveless marriage, homeless and fighting addiction. I would love to say that I regret the life I had but cannot. Honestly,
I would not be the person I am today if not for the wrong decisions, struggles and pain that I experienced. I had finally realized what my purpose is. My goal is to reach out to people who have addictions, those going down the wrong path, and people who have hit a bump in the road needing some direction. I want to show them God’s healing power. In January 2010, I began studies at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. I graduated in 2012 with highest honors. My first two years of college made me more determined to continue my education and excel in all areas of life. I am currently working to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Social Work but my goals do not stop there. I plan to begin work on a master’s degree and then become licensed. There is no obstacle that God will not help me to overcome. I am working toward a better future for myself, my community, and my family by using my experience and education to empower and motivate change in the individual as well as the community.

Vote for Maria: 1

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