Because My Life Is DestroyedI don't know really where to begin. My life has been in shambles since I was 18 and I don't see how its ever going to change. There is no light at the end of the tunnel for me.
When I was 18 years old (young and dumb) I was convicted of a felony theft. This single criminal act has completely ruined my life. I did not go to jail but I may of well had. People make mistakes especially young people. I am not suggesting that there shouldn't be any consequences for your actions. But, a life time of barriers and restraints is far too much. It has been over 15 years and I still face the same collateral consequences for a felony conviction. I cannot obtain employment and descent housing. If I cannot find a job how am I to survive. Yeah I can work at burger king (maybe) but who is that going to support. That won't support my family I am a mother of 3 children and I do not receive a penny in child support. I went to college to further my education only to find out that once I am done with college I cannot obtain a license in my major no matter how far up the educational latter I go. I am stuck with the
"mark of Cain." It is depressing I have contemplated committing suicide several times. If it were not for my children and my concern for their well being than I probably would of done it by now. But, then again they may do well with out me, at least they'll live better not povern because of mommies mistake. I wish I could start a new life...But there is no such thing for me the "mark of Cain" will forever find me...
wasigirl 31-35, F 125 Responses 30 Oct 20, 2010