When Liz’ s mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman’ s indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.
As a former kid with a parent who was always dedicated to "later", I know for a fact "later" usually becomes never. Don't ruin yourself or your kids. It's better to do something with only some effort compared to never doing it.