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I have 3 degrees and was a financial advisor for 12 years. It was 2002 when the reality of my sister's tragic death and fathers passing of a heart attack hit me. I incurred several surgeries from a fall to repair a damaged shoulder, was under sedation with pain killers while managing 380 million. During the Enron crisis of 2003, I misfiled paperwork and mislead investors in relation to the "false profitability" of Enron, which the feds chose to pursue. I was charged with 1 count of computer fraud for the improper filing and 1 count of wire fraud for comissions earned unvoluntarily. I had a "Martha Stewart" sentence of 5 months at a federal camp, followed by five months home confinement. It is now approaching 2010 and I still have been unable to find work. Without the support of my wife, my church and friends who know me, and of course the Lord, I can honestly say that I would have pulled the trigger. Although I have learned that one single moment can change your life forever, never look back. Always keep your sights on what may lie ahead of you with the hope and understanding that the greatest impact the world ever knew came from a man, Jesus Christ, who was sentenced to die for an unjust cause. He did it to offer hope and restoration and to make a way for a world bent against right, and chosing wrong. I began painting after being behind a desk for years, and had to swallow a ton of pride. I still seek societal restoration and have taken it upon myself to try and find a way to provide hope for those with convictions. If everyone was judged according to the worst thing they've ever done, no one would be employed. We are all the same, some just have made more consequential mistakes than others. But it is scary that we live in a country that does not see it that way. Man, if only I could wipe that away. It never would have happened.