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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

High Heeled Decisions

I recently made a rare public appearance.  I'm not much of a drinker, at all, but on occasion, I will meet a friend or group of friends at a local establishment to see live music.  The atmosphere was laid back, for which I was grateful, and I ended up making a few new friends.  Needless to say, one thing caught my eye and I learned something very valuable.

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When I grow up.....

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a ballerina.  After passing the 6' mark on the wall, everyone pretty much knew that dream wasn't to be.  I then floated through high school with a barely passing History grade of D-.   In fact, I should attempt to find Mr. Lehman of the great West Allis Central High School to thank him.  Had it not been for me standing in front of him with tears in my eyes, explaining to him that without his passing grade I would not receive my diploma, I wouldn't be where I am today.  Shaking his head as if he knew, the following weeks were excruciating.  Needless to say, I still have dreams that I am an adult high school student, carrying two babies in my arms while running to and from class.  Nightmare to say the least.

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Ivy on 14th!!

I'm heading off the beaten path here to tell everyone about a place I've recently discovered.  While walking around by Marquette Campus recently, I came across a new construction site.  A great majority of you know that I'm inquisitive so yes, I took a look around.  I noticed a huge sign on the top of the building which mentioned The Ivy on Fourteenth.  I went to the website and it pointed me to their office at 749 N 17th Street. 

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Interventions....

I'm going to delve into an area of my life rarely talked about.  This may be uncomfortable for some, but for others, it may be a saving grace.

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Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Services Inc.

I receive emails at school occasionally. My VA guy at UWM had sent me an invite to a special preview of the movie Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg. Needless to say, at the end of the movie, I was so choked up I couldn't stand. After pulling myself together, I went home and cried some more. It was that good. I had attempted to find another Veteran to attend, to no avail.

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