Hi, my name is Theresa and that’s me in the picture with my mom. I’m a 30 something still trying to figure out what I want out of life. I always saw myself as a writer and trying to break free from the chains of the corporate world have been difficult.
I started out as an only child of Thomas and Patricia. I grew up finding ways to entertain myself, whether it be writing about the Adventures of Sparky the Dog (Yes, another people’s books bored me), reading to my dog or making up fantastic stories I found ways to make it through. At 13, I lost my dad. Since then my world has change.
I decided to go to college to be a lawyer, no cop, no lawyer again. I pursued a degree in criminal justice. I graduated from College of DuPage in 2008 with a 4.0 GPA. I was accepted into Loyola University Chicago. I worked full-time, went to school full-time and still maintained a 3.78 GPA upon graduation. I thought the world was going to open to me and be full of opportunities. Instead I’ve had doors shut in my face. FBI, CIA, US Marshals, yeah I’m still on their waiting list somewhere. The Chicago Police came calling but with Chicago having more deaths by guns than Iraq, I chose to pass on that.
I thought private security was another route. I naively thought that hard work would move you up the chain of command. Unfortunately only your “buddies” can move you up in places like that and if you’re not a male, forget about it. I spent a year and a half in a hellhole ran by two former police officers who treated their employees like suspects. To say that place was hell was would be an understatement.
Coming out of that experience, I decided to be done with the legal/law enforcement field. I had really been soured by the whole experience. I currently work as a coordinator and dispatcher…another dead end job. It’s a place where there is nowhere to move up and the only promotion you get is more work.
I dream of starting my own business. I want to be a writer traveling the world. I need something better than what I have now.