Back in College

Friday, March 25, 2011

I never thought that at the age of 45 I would be going to college! I am attending college working towards an Associates degree in Medical Assistant emoticon. I will be finished with my first semester on March 31, 2011. It has been a winding road to say the least, having to get back in the mindset of going to four different classes and having to do homework and take tests.
Being that I am GOING to be a medical assistant I had to take a class amongst many that dealt with memorizing 350 medical terms (elements). I needless to say freaked out emoticon I thought, at my age and having hypothyroidism (no thyroid) and all the lovely symptoms that go with it (still tweaking the meds) especially "brain fog" I would never be able to memorize 5 much less 350. Well I am proud to say that with my hardwork and determination I am now certified, I remembered every freaken one of those elements emoticon.
We are never too old to go out there and take on the world and this also means our weight, our health, mind, body, and sole. I have not gotten there yet with my weight, but I can see now that if I can conquer that test I can conquer anything!!
With that being said, I want to tell all those men and women, even the young adults you can succeed and persevere in anything you want to do or get out of life. You just have to want it bad enough!! I wanted it and I grabbed it with both hands and did not let go, and will not let go! This was a huge awakening for me that I will now carry into my weight loss, no more feeling sorry for myself or blaming other people in my past and health issues, it is on me and up to me to take charge of MY life from now on!!!! emoticon
I am going to be that shining star you see in the sky at night emoticon
God Bless and know he is shining down on each and everyone of us with a helping hand.
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    @Sblackwell93, thank you for reading my blog and your encouraging words .

    @Discipline_Does, thank you for reading my blog. You are kidding about all the teeny boppers who try to cheat and do nothing but talk and text in class, they take it for grant it, where as an adult like myself I appreciate it and take it serious. You are not stupid by any means, it is that darn brain fog, have you talked to your doctor about that? Research Cytomel it is a t3 hormone to go along with your t4. I am still trying to get my levels optimal, it is so frustrating. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and the best to you. emoticon emoticon
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    Woohooo!!!!! Way to go!!!

    You rocked that test, and you will do great in school! In so many ways, it's harder to go back as an adult. You see all the bs that is involved, all the little teeny-boppers who text and facebook through class and cheat off each other in order to pass, and you want to scream. But on the other hand, you realise even more the value of the education you have available to you, and when you tackle it head-on, as you are, you gain so much more than just knowldege!

    So happy for you! Keep it up!!! This post encouraged me so much, because I have hypothyroidism as well, and I work as a biology lab tutor at a community college, helping students like yourself. But it seems like each semester, I have more and more difficulty remembering things...thanks to that stupid "brain fog". I've been feeling like I'm just stupid and don't know anything, but I know that's not the case, and your post reminded me of that, as it also reminded me to take my education head-on and not use health as an excuse.

    Keep on, friend!!! And best of luck both in school and in weight loss! :)

    3508 days ago
    Rock on!!!! emoticon
    3508 days ago
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