Back in 1992 I found myself getting divorced from a very abusive man. I had three children with him and was absolutely terrified of leaving. At one point I had a realization that even though he had threatened to kill me if I left, I was going to do what I needed to do for myself and children or die trying.
I quickly realized I had been out of the work force for about 6 years, and my old job had been replaced by a computer! I always wanted to be a nurse and I thought maybe I should go back to school. I had convinced myself that this is what I was going to do. The school I wanted to attend cost $10,000.00. That I did not have, so I applied to a city college. I even went and bought a text book because I was so convinced I was going to school. I received a letter stating that I had been accepted, but I was put on a waiting list for the next year.
I knew if I went to work for a year I would never go back to school. I went and took a placement test for a state job, and on a whim applied to the school where I wanted to go. The next thing I knew they miraculously had extra openings that year due to an expansion, and I was able to take a placement test, interview, and get accepted into their program all on the same day! All I needed to come up with for the first semester was $100.00 and a few books. I had no idea how I was ever going to pay $10,000.00 tuition when I could hardly support my children.
I was called into the finance office one day shortly after I had started school. I thought for sure they were going to kick me out once I told them I had no means to pay. But the woman was so kind, she not only got me a full scholarship, but she also got me an extra $1200.00 to do with what I wanted.
As soon as I listened to the CD of The Secret, I realized that that was exactly what happened to me at that time. I asked and then I received! This happened 16 years ago, and I have always been awestruck by the events and how they occurred. Now I understand!
Thank you – thank you – thank you.