Joined 11 years ago from Newark, Ohio
Mom to three great son's! Mom trumps anything else ever did, or tried to do in life. Even if you stunk at it. Which I did. The love, it remains, and grows and keeps me moving forward. Love you Joseph, Jason and Patrick: always. I'm here.
Katina Woodruff is the president of One Stop Write Shop, a social network community for readers and writers.
2006: C.O.I.L Award Winner: Campus Out Reach Igniting Leadership -- Ohio State University, Newark branch campus.
2007: Excellence in Service Learning & Community Service for teaching literacy and computer classes as a volunteer for a non-profit organization. Award given by the director of the service learning initiative at the Ohio State University, main campus.
Advanced in self defense training, awards in karate, and fencing.
"As a single mom of three boys, I was uneducated, unskilled and lacked confidence that I could become a better woman, not just a mom. It took loosing a lot of things in my life before I realized the importance of education, and how effective I could be at teaching, once I learned how to like myself. Today, confidence is still an issue, but it isn't something I am willing to give into easily. Each day that I have, is precious, and vibrant.
I live with chronic pain on a daily basis, a good day for me is one that I can teach someone a new skill, or see a person smile after complimenting them on a piece of writing that they worked hard to complete. There are days when I want to give up, and then I look backwards (just a little), to see a world that I worked hard to get through.
Poverty and addiction were once issues in my life. They continue to be apart of my new life as reminders that if I don't look forward and work hard, it could all be taken away.
While I may not be an excellent business person, I have much strength. The most important skill that I have acquired over the years is compassion for others. This may not seem like a marketable skill, but it does bring a person great things, things that cannot be held, purchased or showed off.
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