Tansii, I am a single mother of two young boys ages six and seven. Being a single parent has its challenges. I was also raised by a single mother. My father passed away when I was 5 in a car accident. I am still finding my way out of the generational trauma of our ancestors. I am living in a town away from my family which makes being a student very hard with little children. I have been out of the workforce for the last two years and have always had the dream of starting my own business. This opportunity gave me the ability to obtain my employment goals. I recently completed the lash technician training program through the Métis Employment & Training Program. I believe that my success in this program will land me a wealth of clients as I start my business. I have already met some great people within the industry and feel like I have a good strong start by being supported by the Métis community. One obstacle that I needed to overcome was having the finances to get me into the program in order to achieve my personal goals of being in the beauty industry. I am well on the way to becoming successful.