At the time, my personal life was a bit riled up. See, I am the "fixer"... when things aren't right, I'm not right. I need to make them right or I drive myself crazy. As such, when I see someone else floundering or needing "fixing", I'm drawn to them. I am the mama bird, the shoulder to cry on, the one who does what she can to swoop in and make everything better. This truthfully has led to more stress and heartbreak than any one person should ever have to deal with. People can be needy. And when they're not in a good place, that need can very easily become abuse in some way, shape or form. And, depending on that needy person's personality, it can become a mess REAL quick.
Nothing good was going to come of the situation I was in. And it lasted a long time. Over 4 years. It kept me from my dreams, my goals, my life. I dropped out of college after the first year because of the constant issues I was dealing with...jealousy, anger, resentment...something I still regret to this day.
But, I overhauled my entire resume, focusing in on the creative aspect of my work. Instead of computers, I talked about the art-related parts of my job. Somehow, by the grace of God, I got an interview. And somehow, I convinced these people (known for making the best & most popular cakes in town) to hire me...the girl who had never decorated a cake before. I still can't recall the interview or what I said...it's all a blur now. Little did I know, this cake decorating job was going to completely change my life.