My Life, “46 and Still Growing”
Sharon Rene Butler
August 5, 2013
I. What was your family like?
A. Living in Chesapeake Va.
B. My sister and I.
C. My parents’ divorce
II. Who were the important people in your life?
A. My Grandmother
B. My Mother.
C. My Children
III. What jobs have you had in your life time?
A. My first job ever “seven eleven”
B. Nurse Assistant.
C. Hair Stylist
D. Childcare profession.
IV. What are your greatest achievements so far?
A. My Children
B. My career.
V. What are your personal, professional and academic goals?
A. To obtain my degree
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Many of us are still friends today, thanks to Facebook. My sister and I shared many memories here as well. I remember the two of us watching General Hospital when Luke and Lori got married. My sister is a year older than I, so in here eye sight she was always the boss. Still till this day she thinks that. I love her. We lived there for a while before my parents divorced. I can’t say that it was a rough time for my sister and I it all happened so fast. I guess my parent were trying to do what they could to keep confusion down and so that we wouldn’t have to worry. Many people cope effectively with divorce and the emotional impact of divorce lessens over time for most people (Witt. 2010). My parents did manage to seek theory for us.
My Grandmother thought me a lot from cooking to how to begin to trust again. I remember she was the one who told me after my divorce that I was going to have to learn how to trust again. Something I still haven’t learned to do. She has always been the backbone to our family. When my mother divorced my dad I saw her struggle for the first time ever. We never went with nor did we go without food. My dad was ordered to pay child support, which were 75.00 a week. It wasn’t much but every little bit helped. Even though my dad was around it seemed like my mom raised my sister and I on her own. She worked a fulltime job every day and never complained. She showed me how to be a strong woman when things aren’t going as we planned. She may have cried some nights, I am sure but it never showed. Now I am older with three children of my own, Sean 26, Michael 24, and Courtnee 23. When I was going through my problems with my husband that lead to my divorce, I didn’t think I was going to make it. At times I didn’t think I was strong enough to go through this. All I know is that I have three children that needed me and there was no way I was going to let them down. When my kids came to me at the young age they were and told me everything was going to be ok” mommy don’t cry” that was all the strength I need.
I remember my very first job was at a seven eleven store. I was 18. I know you should have good thoughts about your first job; the only thing that strikes out in my mind is that I was making money. I did meet my husband there; I guess that could be a good memory. My job as a nurse assistant was an eye opener. I loved meeting and working with the elderly. Some of them were sweet and some not so sweet. At the time I think I was a bit sensitive, my feeling about my patients always came home with me. I remember having to deal with my first dead patient, and at the time I was terrified. With the help of some older ladies, I soon got over my fear. In 2001 I went to beauty school in St. Robert, Mo. I loved doing hair. After I completed my course I was employee at the salon in Wal-Mart, Smart Cuts. I remember going to St. Luis to take my state exam. You had to option to pay for your results than or wait some weeks till you got them in...