Although I’d like my “beautiful moments” to be about warmth and enlightenment.
But sometimes the lessons we learn are harsh realities.
Today, I was informed by Sallie Mae, who has taken over my student loans, that my income meets the poverty level.
I have a Master’s Degree in counseling, one husband, one child. And my income is considered at the poverty level. What does this mean? That after eight years of schooling, I cannot provide for my family of 3.
I have stopped asking myself and others “Don’t I live in America?” Because I have realized this is America. Where hard-working, honest people with dreams, who were born and raised here, get screwed.