“Never got time off, always had to stay late which led me to a lot of missing. Missing all my kid’s special moments while being a single mom they were left experiencing that with no parent around. My son all of a sudden was grown up and I felt like I didn’t get to see it, then poof he was 17. Constantly choosing work I missed so much, getting other people to watch him while I was working. I knew I didn’t want the same for my daughter but I just didn’t know it was doable. I just never seemed to make ends meet off my one income even with all the overtime.”
She realized she was just a number, never allowed to put herself first. Never got to use any vacation time, to make up the missed time. Was not allowed to prioritize her well being and her family always had to be there for others. Struggling month to month and the exact same cycle keep happening over and over she knew that there had to be a better way.
“It honestly was the best decision I ever made. Showed up to the trainings, took the tough love exactly how it was intended TO HELP ME LEVEL UP! I showed up with my best effort every day and kept my focus where it needed to be. Even with me getting into a horrible car accident 4 months after starting. I didn’t let it stop me. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I knew that was not going to help me. Instead of the accident being something that tragically happened to me I made it be something that happened for me and I took full advantage of the time to really set myself up to never have to go back to health care.”