Monthly Archives: May 2012

Denial?

Do you have a TBI but refuse to believe it?

I know many of us out there are strong willed individuals who believe that there is no way that we could be the one’s with Brain Injury.

I remember waking up from my coma and having my mother tell me that I was going to have to learn how to walk again. I remember thinking to myself that there is no way that she is correct. That I am going to have to learn how to walk again.

But the fact of the matter is many people have some sort of brain injuries and do not even know it. A traumatic brain injury is called the silent epidemic for a reason.

Many people do not know they have one and many people do not know that people have them.

If there is even the slightest doubt that you may have one, please see a doctor. Only a physician can truly diagnose you. As much as we would like to think so, we cant diagnose ourselves.

Job

Right now I am stressing out about finding a good job. No more of these dead end jobs that have no future. I need something that makes a good a mount of money and something I can see myself doing. With that being said I noticed how limited I am in what I am able to do. Having a brain injury makes things difficult and I always feel as though I can not do things as good as people without brain injuries even though I may actually be able to do it better.

It also does not help in how bad the economy is and it is very difficult getting hired for anyone. But, daily I sit back and bounce ideas around my head on jobs I would be able to do and do well.

A friend of mine who is a Federal Correctional Officer gave me the idea a couple years ago the I should apply to be a correctional officer. I truly think this is something that I can do and do well. I am not just looking for a job but I am looking for a career.

In today’s economy to finding a job that you can work and get a pension is tough. So I applied for it and have been contacted by several prison┬ánationally. You never know until you apply.

The reason I am writing this post is to reach out to all of you survivors who are as lost as I am. I got out of college with a degree in journalism and quickly found out that this was not what I wanted to do the rest of my life.

I was lost and couldn’t figure out a good career choice and felt it necessary to find one as soon as I could so I could get out of my parents basement lol.

My advice to you is find what your good at/ enjoy doing and you will find your career path. I like working with people and people from that type of lifestyle interest me. So I find that this is a good selection of a career for me. Besides that after I put in my time I can transfer and go down south, away from the cold finally!