Dating job corps
I did well in school, was on the track, basketball, and swimming teams, and pretty popular.But after I moved from Iowa to Georgia at age 17, I felt alone for the first time.I didn't know anyone at school, so I turned to the Internet for people to talk to.
I was honored with the Kathie Mc Cullough Advocacy award from Youth Spark in May 2015 and was interviewed in the CNN Special Report , which was my birthday!
He texted me several times afterwards to ask me to hang out as if nothing had happened — I couldn't believe it! When I was 20, I first told a Job Corps counselor about being assaulted in South Beach, and she referred me to the Circle of Friends Learning Resource Campus Collaborative for more help figuring things out.
There, I had access to real counseling for the first time in my life.
I didn't care that he was in his 30s, because he made me feel special and comfortable — it just felt right. We picked up a girl and another guy at the Greyhound Station before leaving town. I woke up at one point and heard my boyfriend and the girl we picked up whispering in the front seat. " She couldn't believe I went all the way there, but she didn't seem upset since I said I was with friends. Once I asked what she was doing, but she didn't answer me.
So, after talking for a few months online, he asked me if I wanted to meet for the first time and go to South Beach, Florida for Memorial Weekend. He said he'd pay for everything, no problem, so we made plans for him to pick me up from at my house one morning around 3 a.m., while my mom was asleep. When she noticed I was awake, she turned around and told me how fun South Beach was, how she knew so many people there, and how they took trips down there often. For the first time, it hit me that I was going out of state with near-strangers and might not come back. After we got to our hotel, my boyfriend left me with the woman from the front seat, who I later learned was his ex-girlfriend. One guy complimented me on my eyes, and she asked me to flirt with him.