“My life has done a complete 180 since then,” she said. “I worked my ass off to get there.”
Stephanie Miller was living in Texas with her young children when, one night, her husband came home drunk again. She knew what was likely to happen next.
“He was pretty abusive when he drank,” she recalled. “My solution to not get my ass beat was to grab a knife.”
Her then-husband called the police, and pretty soon Miller was facing charges. She landed in prison when she violated her probation. Then, when she was released, she fell into another abusive relationship and ended up back in jail.
“Being locked up, that sparked a flame for me to want to operate,” she said. That is, to operate cranes.