Achieving A Goal

Darena Pack

The 2007-8 recession hit Darena Pack and her family hard. She lost her bookkeeping job, her husband lost his truck driving job, and they eventually had to move out of their house and into an apartment. “We were really struggling,” she says. She got a job in a veterinarian’s office that she enjoyed, but then a medical issue forced her to leave that position. A part-time job at a hotel followed, but with no benefits and no real future. Nearing 50, she realized she needed something more stable and better paying.
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