My life had a remarkable change since the day I came to Turning Point. They are very committed, supportive, and dedicated. I knew I was in good hands, especially after I’ve been through the storm and back. This was a part of my life, that I will better myself. Turning Point was really preparing me for my future. So I went there with a positive attitude and a bright smile.
I was smiling because I knew it took a lot of sacrifices for me to be there. It was a part of my journey in my life to experience. Yes, I must admit I didn’t have this planned in my life, but it was something I had to do. There were plenty of days and nights when I thought I just could not do it anymore. But having the faith, and believing myself, I got really far. My situation was a little different than others, but I choose to be a *Star* at everything I do.
So I always kept a job and if I didn’t have one I dress up so sweet and professional looking for one. When I got there, it was a whole new different atmosphere. I thought it was all a dream, until I open my eyes and realize that it was reality. I thought my life was over, not knowing my life was just starting. It felt like the world was cold, with no one to call on. Like the clouds was dark and heavy everyday and night with no sun.
It felt like the grass was there with no flowers blooming out of it. When your tears fall, no one there to wipe away. The worst feeling ever. I was always the type of person to be ambitious, smart, sweet hearted, strong minded, caring, loving, loyal, honest, and very amusing. I just could not understand why such things will happen to me. But I had to accept it, and go about it the right way.
Now I’m working on being a writer. Also sitting here in my own apartment, with my food handling certificate, my G.E.D., and also thinking about going back to college. Turning Point turned me from a young girl, into a young independent, strong, young lady. I recommend this place to everyone in the world.
I always knew I had a bright future. I always kept it in the back of my mind since I was young. I will be a *Star* one day. I had to stay positive, and make right decisions in order to make it in life. I just want to thank all Turning Point staffs, directors, case managers, and everyone’s help to improve a better me.
By Star A. Williams
I Love You Guys!!!