In 2012 I gladly resigned from the Federal Government. I tried to make changes where I could but they were just not within the Governments will to think outside of policies and procedures. After 11 years of service I decided that the reduced budgets and offer of a separations package I would leave to pursue my own interests. My severance was extremely small and it would have been better to stay in, but I was tired of the congressional leaders unwillingness to make real changes in our country. I chose to be broke and poor and try my hand in developing my own visions into reality.