Yesterday, I got to go to my friends graduation. I've only known her for almost 2 years now and I yet I feel like I've known her forever. We share so many things in common. Shortly after she moved here she broke her femur. While she took a little time off to heal she went back to school sooner than I thought she should. I'm in pain 24/7 and I couldn't understand why she would willingly inflict more pain on herself.
I have been thinking about going back to school since before I was inflicted with RSD 8 years ago. Of course my original goal was to get a quick degree like dental assisting so that I could move to NYC that much quicker. Well, you know the story.. I got RSD and plans change. I've been thinking about going back to school for awhile. But, it's hard because I have to factor things into my decision making like: Will I have the stamina to make it through this many classes? Will my pain be manageable enough to get through all the coursework? With all these extra variables it became a daunting task So, I just kept putting it off.
I've been trying to get a life plan going again. Trying to find a new career, what school to go to. I decided that I'm going to go into the field of Social Work. It is also the field that my friend just graduated in. Seeing her graduate, knowing everything she had to overcome to get there, gave me the inspiration to go back to school. Try to start over and make a new life for myself.