Eminem said, “I pray that God answers, maybe I’ll ask nicer.” The eighteen months leading up to me having being my brains blown out I was working myself out of homelessness. I had enrolled in college earning a 3.7 GPA, worked, volunteered, and rescued two dogs from the desert. With that being said, this morning when I woke up bedridden I had found myself questioning hope, hero’s, and global religions. I asked myself, “When ones heroes and gods die, where does an individual turn to break free from the abyss and overcome the threshold of which they fell under?” Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Being a bedridden, gunshot surviving, recovering quadriplegic is my gift acquired along the hero’s journey of my own. Diving deeper in this thought I discovered that life is a luxury, the moment is a gift, and the past is a paying contribution to hero’s journey of which I embarked upon. With that being said, today, before the local college campus closed, I met with a counselor, made an education plan, and enrolled in this upcoming fall quarter. Today I found that when gods, heroes, and hopes die, I am left with the one thing that matters most, myself, my determination, and drive to keep moving forward.
I am tired of living in financial uncertainty, being held back by fear, and not pursuing a path of life that I want to be on. My brain injury affected the part of my brain that processes math and in order for me to move any further in my academic journey I must complete all of my math classes, a frightening feeling. Additionally, I cannot write, get across campus very well, and I have no idea how my journey to graduate college will work, but, uncertainty is my motivation. Everybody has blind spots in their nature and instead of living in fear of the unknown I am excited to explore and bring my shadow into light. I told myself, “I will make a full recovery.” What a full recovery to me means not letting a speed bump, like getting robbed at gunpoint and shot in the head, be a stop sign on my road to personal achievement. Everybody has unfortunate circumstances in life and my experience taught me that misfortune should be used as motivation to recover and prosper.
Signing up for my First Academic Course
I have had a lot of trouble signing up for my courses because my online registration has been telling me, “Your registration time has not come up yet, you will be notified when your registration period has arrived.” Classes start in a month, I have priority registration, through DSPS for my disability and classes are filling up, fast. Getting frustrated, because I called the school and got answering machines, I finally had enough of wasting time and I called the admissions office again. This time a guy answered the phone, and he was talking really fast like he was afraid of catching the Corona Virus or something, and told me, “The computer will say that you are admitted to this school but you’re really not, it’s a bug in our system. What you are going to have to do is submit another application to go to this college and you will be able to register for courses within an hour.” After an hour I immediately went to register for one of the few classes that I knew that I needed to transfer to a four year university but the class was already full. With that said, I am at least on the waitlist and time will tell if I get a spot in this class that I really want to take, which is intercultural communications by the way. At the end of the day, I am just feeling so blessed and full of gratitude that I am feeling well enough to finish school after being shot in the head.
*Update: Yesterday my physical therapy intern suggested that I look for a marketing class to take so today I looked online, found an online marketing course, and successfully registered. Now I am officially registered for my first academic course, Advertising.
Getting My Feet Wet
My first term back at school I only signed up for adaptive P.E. and adaptive technology. I wanted to get my feet wet before diving head first into unchartered waters, which was a good idea because I did not have the bathroom logistics worked out and ended up urinating in my shorts…Which gives a whole new meaning to the term, “Getting my feet wet.”
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