Lincoln, Neb. Many of us make resolutions that we hope to keep, for others they're looking for better opportunities in 2014
For some, this past year was a tough one, one many might like to erase if they could.
But looking forward, 2014 can be a start of a new outlook on life.
Nancy Street volunteers at the Center for People in Need checking people in, doing paperwork while trying to find a full time job.
"It is very frustrating, sometimes I have to stay positive, you hear them say sorry, over and over again, sometimes I feel like I'm at the end of the road," said Street.
Street dropped out of high school at age 17. She worked in the cleaning business for 19 years, however she had to give that up because her knees gave out.
"My body parts aren't working so well, my knees my hips my back, I can't do that stuff anymore," said Street.
But now street completed a huge goal for herself, getting a GED just weeks ago at age 38. She says this accomplishment will open many more doors in the new year and do it not just for her, but for her three kids.
"I don't want them to see me fail so I want to do my best that way they can see me trying to do my best," said Street.
Street is one of the many hoping 2014, will be a year that will bring many new opportunities.
"Most of our families are always very hopeful about the new year. They feel like life will be better, many of them through job training, through education and are striving very hard to pull themselves through poverty," said Beatty Brasch, executive director of the Center for People in Need.
For Street, even though times may be hard now, she thinks 2014 will be a year to be proud of.
"It's hard but I have to get through it, I just think about my kids," said Street.
Street wants to further her education at Southeast Community College for physical therapy or massage therapy.
She also hopes to eventually get a car so her job outlook can soar even more.