Uphill Battle with Love & Money

Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Do you remember what happened to Jack and Jill? It seemed like they had good intentions, but they were doomed from the start! First, people don’t typically go up hills to get water. Water is usually found at the bottom of a hill. Although the logic is faulty, I love this nursery rhyme! Many lessons can be gained from learning the lyrics. When I read a recent news story about Lauryn Hill, I thought about this nursery rhyme.

Lauryn Hill is an extremely talented artist who has mastered singing, songwriting, acting, and much more! She made her solo debut in 1998 after venturing out from the Fugees. I can vividly recall many of the songs of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Her acting in Sister Act 2 has been viewed by people of all ages. For some reason, Hill has experienced numerous problems within the past few years. She had five children with her longtime boyfriend, Rohan Marley. Throughout their relationship, rumors persisted that he never divorced his first wife.

After reportedly ending his relationship with Lauryn Hill, Rohan married Brazillian model Isabeli Fontana. He also claimed that Lauryn Hill’s sixth child was not his. Her latest troubles involve tax evasion! As a result of not paying nearly one million dollars in taxes over the past ten years, a judge recently sentenced her to three months in prison. Despite paying most of the money to avoid going to prison, the judge did not relent. He insisted that she serve time for disregarding the law for so long. I am saddened by the turmoil that she is experiencing.

Lauryn Hill is a mother who seems to be very dedicated to her children. She was also scheduled to perform in a concert, and she recently signed a contract with Sony. I feel that her financial troubles are taking a toll on her talent. In addition, her emotional situation with her children’s father appears to be complicated. I hope that Lauryn Hill will get the assistance that she needs. Then, perhaps, her battle will not be uphill.

If you have dealt with tax issues and/or poor decision-making, please comment.

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