On the Inside

by Carol Perrin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/13/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781425933128
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781468569070

About the Book

In “On the Inside”, I share the person I have become on my life long journey. I especially share my many thoughts and feelings of things I have witnessed our youth facing today while working in the education system as a mentor. I also share a lot of the realities I have had to face along my own journey in life. I am not especially proud of my past, but I do believe everyone can learn something from my mistakes as a youth. I hope to inspire everyone to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. My mission is also my passion. My desire is to inspire anyone to have the courage to face their fears, know they can survive anything, and that they are worth it.

            I have made a promise to many students that I would continue to spread the word. I believe the information contained in this book will give parents a better understanding of what their children face in their day to day lives. It will also give children a chance to know that they are not alone and tools to guide them in their journeys.


About the Author

I am 41 years old, mother of three, and a grandmother of one. I grew up in a small town in Michigan. Although my childhood was a good one I made a lot of wrong choices. I was not good with peer-pressure and had little self-esteem. I have been married three times and have been happily married for the past 18 years. I am twice a breast cancer survivor.

When my children reached school age I had the opportunity to spend most of my time there with them. I started out helping the teacher and students needing help staying caught up. That led me to getting very involved in a mentoring program. I took students under my wing not only academically but also socially. It was hard not to spread myself too thin. There were so many students I wanted to reach out and help. I was surprised at what children were facing in their lives. The heartbreak was enormous and at times hard to endure.   

After the second occurrence of breast cancer I took some time to do some soul searching. That is when I realized I was where I wanted to be; I loved being on the inside of the education system. I love to watch children smile when they are proud of their achievements. I also have loved helping build self-esteem and self-confidence. 

I hope what I have written will inspire anyone who reads it to make better choices, reach higher, understand each other better and know we all have a purpose.