If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. As for my story, I was in law enforcement many years ago and now I'm a writer and I love what do. I like California now but there is still nothing like calling North Carolina home folks. It's a lot calmer and I love the peace and quiet whenever I return.