In my inaugural post, I wrote a sentence that I almost didn’t include:
“I have held trophies and awards with the same hands that have been handcuffed.”
Here is the story behind that statement and what I learned from it.
|Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook|
I’ve never worn an orange jumpsuit or actually spent a night in jail, but it wasn’t a metaphor.
When I was 25, a grand jury indicted me on seven counts of perjury. (Wow, that was almost as fun to write as it was to go through.)
I ran for the local Board of Education at the age of 23. In doing so, I was required to file regular campaign finance reports. I falsified seven of the reports due to poor record keeping.