Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I spent New Years with my best friend who was just released from the hospital after having surgery. Last week she underwent surgery and after confirming that she did have ovarian cancer, the surgeon performed a complete hysterectomy. She will find out at her post-op appointment in two weeks what treatments she will need. I will be staying with her during her recovery until then. Despite having to accept that she will never have biological children, she seems to be in good spirits and is hopeful that she will one day become a mother, just not the way that she had planned.
I am inspired by her strength and courage to continue on with her life despite this huge bump in the road. I have been struggling myself lately, knowing that my plans for becoming a social worker are not working out the way I had planned. I know that I messed up and that one bad grade ruined my plans, but if there's anything I've learned over the past week, I've learned that there is no one set path to get somewhere. Sometimes things don't work out exactly as we plan, sometimes we have to just take a different path. Next week I will be starting online classes to finish my Bachelor's degree. My major will be Human Services instead of social work, but I will still be able to do similar work that I wanted to do. Instead of graduating in May I will graduate in August, but I am happy that I will finish this year.
By doing online classes, I am also hoping that I will have more time to focus on getting myself to a healthy weight. I need to take better care of my body instead of filling it with trash and not caring what happens to it. It's the only body I will ever have and it's time that I take better care of it. So here's to a new year and a new start!