Getting an education became a secondary concern so it was no surprise when I left school without any qualifications. This seemed to confirm the view of many at my school that I would amount to nothing. I was even told as much by a schoolteacher, a view clearly shared by everyone else in my class.
I suppose everyone feels different inside because we are all individual but for me it felt more than that. I honestly felt that I could change my life and be somebody, I don't recall ever thinking differently, in my head it wasn't even a question of if but rather of what and when.
Up until this point I hadn't really shown any outstanding talent for anything in particular other than art. I have always been interested in art and how colours are mixed together to create pleasant images and feelings.
My creative vision for the future was soon cut short when at age 15 I discovered I was pregnant. Nine months later I gave birth to my little boy Jordan.