Committed to a New Path
“My commitments have brought me to a new path for my life where I feel the Savior’s love for me."
I have made choices that have taken me down a very dark path and left me feeling empty and inadequate. I am committed to being clean and sober, so I can face life’s trails without the coping mechanisms that have led me to this low point in my life. When I first came to Deseret Industries, I was arrested on an old charge and spent a few weekends in jail. I was nervous to go to jail, but willing to make reconciliation for the choices I had made. Before leaving, I told those over me at DI of my situation. During the visit, I was assured that I was a beloved daughter of God and He would not leave me to face this alone. This assurance was comforting as I nervously faced this difficult situation.
I have not been alone. I have a good bishop and a caring job coach who have helped me to once again believe in myself and the Savior’s love for me. My DI family has welcomed me, imperfections and all. Currently, I am working as a member of the small as-is processing team. I am aiming to become a lead and have achieved most of the requirements for this position. However, since leads are expected to be examples to the other associates, I have set a difficult personal goal—I am committed to quit smoking.
My commitments have brought me to a new path for my life where I feel the Savior’s love for me. I have made a budget so that I can pay the fines from my past mistakes, and I am working hard toward becoming self-reliant as I train for new full-time employment. I have a great work-ethic and years of experience behind me, and I am motivated to continue forward on this new path.
“I was assured that I was a beloved daughter of God and He would not leave me to face this alone.”
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