Originally from Arkansas I moved to Houston in 1986 due to a slow economy and lack of jobs. I have worked in the grocery industry, retail and finally property management where I developed a career in management with some really great companies. The skills I learned over the years would prove to be invaluable. Throughout my career, I have met some of the most wonderful people most of which have remained close personal friends as of today.
My partner and I live in the Energy Corridor area of Houston and have been together seventeen years as of May 1, 2012. Our life together has been one filled with great joy dotted with moments of disappointment and sadness. However, the good times far outweigh the bad! Surrounding yourself with as many kind, loving and forgiving individuals has been key in our life and our relationships. Life is too short to waste precious time with people who do not enrich your life and add value to each and moment of every day! With that said, I will always make an attempt to help others recognize within themselves a need to examine within themselves the negative impact they can have on themselves and others. But as we all know, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
Due to the loss of my job in 2003 complicated by my declining overall health caused by the extreme emotional stress related to the by product as a result of the loss of my job. Obviously, the first crisis a person will usually experience as a result from the loss of their employment will be financial difficulties which can be extremely detrimental to a persons health/immune system. For me, my failing health prevented me from being able to pursue a new job. Severe depression soon became very much a reality and took me quickly on a downward spiral to a very dark place which, at times, I felt I would not be able to return to what I had always considered a normal life or lifestyle.