Growing up as an adopted child had its challenges, as did knowing I was born into poverty and poor health in another country. I never felt good growing up, always felt sick, and like I was going to die. I would withdraw inside myself. The kids when I was going to school were always picking on me. I was bullied everyday by someone. They took my self-esteem, I felt worthless, and I wouldn’t even look in the mirror to see myself. I walked with my head down hoping no one would notice me. My Mom learned about the F.L.I.T.E. classes and suggested I take them, so I signed up. I figured I wasn’t doing anything else.
I learned some very valuable things in F.L.I.T.E. classes, like taking care of myself, self-esteem, and job hunting. My last job I had the opportunity to have an interview for a management position. I would not have been able to get that far with my job if it had not been for the F.L.I.T.E. classes.
Growing up I really never thought about my future or setting goals. I thought everything would just happen. I learned in class that I have to make things happen for me. I would like a career where I can have fun and work hard doing it for God. I am currently looking for a job in retail. I enjoy working with clothes and all the colors. I am positive that something will come along soon. i am learning to set goals, plan for my future, and hold my head up proud because of what I learned in F.L.I.T.E. class.