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Old 05-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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Good evening,

I am a 31 year old African american woman who is thinking about taking a big step in my life. I currently live in Virginia but originally from Brooklyn NY. 12 yrs in NY and 19 yrs in VA. I am the type of person who is trying to figure out my life and don't have a career in my liking because I don't know what I want to do. Recently someone asked me what do I see myself doing and I quickly answered travel, but of course you need money to travel. Right now I am working as a Teacher Aide at a family childcare and been doing that for 11 yrs.

I also went to college and earned two degrees as a Medical Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant. I honestly thought that medical was something I wanted to do and realized it's not for me. I suffer from anxiety and depression for many years and I do believe a different environment will be something good for me to grow as a person. I picked Missouri because I am going to go for my CDL with Prime.

Prime has everything that I've been looking for. Great benefits, traveling, a different state and it's going to challenge me to be on my own. I live at home with my mom and step dad and I don't know a soul in Missouri. I'm taking a leap of faith to better myself and a career that i pray is right for me.

Do anyone have any advise or comments that they would like to share? Any questions I'll be happy to answer.

I haven't made my final decision yet but really leaning towards getting my CDL and live my life on my own.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:39 AM
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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I admire folks that take risks and move to a place that they know nothing about, don't know anyone, etc.....but, on the other hand, at your age, you need a job. What I would suggest you do is visit here for at least a week and decide if you like it here. If you are from NY, it's very different here than in NY. I would say, it's different in a good way,but that's my opinion.

I'm not sure what CDL is but when you come to visit, check it out. You don't need to know what you are going to do the rest of your life as most people change careers/jobs a couple of times along the way.....but you do need a job. If you're not happy here after a year or so, you can always leave. If you are happy, as I am, then stay. We all have choices.
I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:14 AM
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CDL=Commercial Driver's License (i.e. truck driver)

FYI-- the OP has one post and apparently not visited back in a month. (although she could be lurking)
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