I think my past and future collide when it comes to my education. I have always been a very fast and strong learner and it kills me to be like I am now. I believe I can still learn and prosper and grow, but I know I can’t do it as easy as when I was in grade school. Then again, I think we all have that problem as we get older, to a certain extent.
I can honestly sympathize with both David and Eddie’s stories. When I came out of the hospital August 12, 2015, my life changed forever. I never thought that a headache was going to lead to such a disaster for me.
I had been working at Dollar General for well over a year, and had moved my way up in ranks from a cashier to an assistant manager. I was working and training constantly to become a manager and have my own store. My district manager at the time just wouldn’t move me up though. He always had an excuse or made me think that I just wasn’t good enough in the company to excel any farther. On August 7th I went to the eye doctor for my headaches thinking it was just eye strain, little did I know I would end up in the hospital that night for 5 days and come out diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I kept steadily getting weaker and getting worse and finally had to quit my beloved job.
I felt completely useless and decided in October 2015 that maybe I would go back to school. I had thought about it for several years and actually did return to school and got my Cosmetology Degree in 2012. I went through all the paperwork, got everything approved and got my conditional letter of acceptance; I was so happy. I began my classes with one much like this one. After the third week I realized I just wasn’t ready. I had just taken a round of chemotherapy, the doctors had just informed me I lost complete eyesight in my right eye and the symptoms of that particular exasperation just kept getting worse. To put it plain and simple, it just wasn’t the right time. I bowed down and called my advisor and quit. I felt useless and...