Meet Your Neighbor: Linda Staples, 57
There’s something to be said for finding your life’s passion early.
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What’s your favorite junk food?
Everything. I love sweets. I know better, but I love it. Anything with coconut on it. I’m a coconut fiend.
What’s the best advice you ever got?
To pursue my education. And do it, no matter how long it takes. That was from my nursing manager, who just retired. She did my last evaluation, and she told me to go back to school. I just started March 5th.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
When I finished school. That allowed me to increase my income, and I was better able to take care of my family. And the reward that I received this month, that’s something I’m very proud of.
Who’d you most like to have dinner with?
LL Cool J.
What do you do to get away from it all?
I read a few scriptures and try to focus and meditate. I try to give thanks every day to the God I serve.