Raising a child alone, starting a career and working to better her community weren't things 20-year-old Misty Muniz ever thought she'd do, let alone love.
But, when a complicated divorce left the stay-at-home mom alone with her 23-month-old daughter, she found herself looking for ways to stay afloat.
And she found herself.
Muniz worked with the Colorado Workforce Center to find a job.
Though she's a young mother, she has overcome a learning disability, earned a high school diploma and taken two years of college courses.
She was hired as a part-time assistant with the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership.
"The best part is that I love my job," she said. "I get to meet a lot of new people, and I learn about a lot of good resources."
She's expanded her secretarial duties to being more of an asset to the partnership than anticipated, garnering new members and designing a member directory.
She said she hopes to begin taking college classes again to earn her associate's degree, possibly in business.
She said her job feeds her need to be around people, but she wants something more.
So she's getting it.