I passed my test!!!
So as a few of you may know I have been putting off going to school for a few years now. I finally took the decision to take it on this year, I started with an open mind and positive attitude and let me tell you the first week was fairly easy. But as the weeks went on and things got more piled up I started to feel overwhelmed, to be honest at times I felt like giving up but then I remembered what our teacher told me "When I was going to school I had a picture of my kids and when I felt like giving up I would look at it and remember why I started in the first place." I didn't have pics of my kids, but I always would think of them every step of the way. When I would be at home staying up late studying and doing homework I would think of all the things that I used to do in the afternoons with my kids like reading bedtime stories, baking cookies and making dinner with my kids and how much joy I would see on their faces. It made me want to cry when I would think of not being able to do it with them any more due to the schedule I had at work but I've never wanted anything more than this. So as the weeks went on I worked harder I would study and redo some vocabulary words or would go over the lessons even on the days I didn't go to school or while on my break at work. I would refrain myself from seeing my friends going to parties, some days I would be sad to not attend them or see my friends but the I would see my test results after our quizzes I would feel so happy and I would tell my friends and they would be happy to hear that all the work I did was paying off. Not going to lie I missed my friends so much, my family most of all because by the time I would see them at the end of the day everyone seemed to be in their own little worlds. After two months of putting in 1000% percent in all my work and almost throwing in the towel I am so glad I kept fighting and working harder and all the hard work I did is starting to pay off. All I can say to all those going into Clinical Medical Assistant course make sure its something you want not something to give make easy money. Because when I decided to do this everyone was shocked, they asked me thought you had plans to be a fashion designer or something that had to do with the passion I have crafting or makeup? Although a lot of people know me as the crafty person or the one they say is obsessed with makeup I am and very proud of it ,but another passion I have is always being able to help people when I can. So I decided to jump into this new world one that I was afraid of being in because of how emotional I can be and the kind heart I have. But I am so happy I decided to this, the teacher is an amazing instructor she made sure we had all the tools and understood it every step of the way her words "if you have questions be sure to ask because a closed mouth doesn't get fed" and boy is it true some days I wanted to stay quiet and I would repeat some questions but I appreciate all the patience my instructor had with me. She was such a great help she taught me all I know and most of all I thank her for helping me build of my self confidence in this course being able to step out of my comfort zone, I thought that me having a fear of needles and having a light stomach for medical stuff I wouldn't be able to continue with it but I finally can say I lost the fear of needles and I can proudly say I am a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. I will be taking more courses in the future but this one will be cherished due to all the help I got from all the students I got to share this experience with, my teachers Mrs. Candy and Mrs. Debby they are both incredibly amazing instructors and they hold an amazing place in my heart. They both taught me so much and kept pushing me and telling me it was ok if I didn't get it done the first time and for that I am so grateful. I made some new experiences, made some friends and got over a few fears I had and mostly I gained a bit of my confidence I had thinking I wouldn't be able to do something after being out of school for a bit over 10 yrs and I can gladly say I DID IT!! I did it being a full-time mom, full-time wife and having a job I still managed to do everything thanks to the support of my teachers my classmates for being there to lab together and to my family for believing in me showing me support all the way through I won't say who because you all know who you are thanks so much for the support and help I got along this journey.
Our first time as a family to go to the snow!!!
My First Time Out of California!
Ever since I was a little girl my family went out a lot on family trips. I come from a large family lots of aunts and uncles and saying that you can imagine the amount of cousins and nieces and nephews that come with it. As I was saying they would go to the snow, to different states and places up and down in California, and every time they would go they would ask my parents if I could go and the answer was always NO. So that being there go to answer I would always watch the fun from the sideline after their trips they would show me pictures and small videos of the fun they had and to be honest it would make me sad they would never let me go. But now as an adult I have been able to go to more places not as much as I would like but I am still out there exploring with my family and friends. Not to long my husband got his Visa approved and we got to travel to Mexico with our two kids for the first time and I couldn't be happier it was the most fun experience ever. The culture, the foods, the people are so different from here in California to say the least I can't wait to go back and hoping its soon. My kids and I got to meet my husbands dad and his siblings we had only seen through FaceTime. It's funny my son didn't want to speak to much Spanish when we were at home but once we got out there he had no choice and now he speaks it a lot more and its a good thing because he got out of the daily habit from here not so much technology and more outside play time. He made a few friends as did I , my husband got to hang out with his friends he hadn't seen in over 10 years. The experience was beautiful, we went out to Puerto Vallarta in Nayarit Mexico. The beach water was so nice and calming and the weather was amazing not to cold or too hot. By far the best way to start a new year it was my first actual vacation and I am so thankful.