This weekend I had to come to a decision to quit my job at Old Navy. It may seem a bit drastic to quit after not even two months or that I gave up too easy, but I assure you neither of those are true.
I do not hold anything against the company, it just wasn’t a good fit for me. The long hours, the stress and the shifting hours of work weren’t going to work for me in the long run. I honestly can’t keep up with different shifts every day, which alter my sleep schedule and affect my ability to take my epilepsy medication on time. My health is much more important to me than a job.
I don’t like being unemployed and I hope I won’t stay unemployed for much longer, but I know when a job does not have a healthy work environment for me and my needs as a TBI survivor and epilepsy patient, among the other side effects these have caused.
Even though my two experiences working in retail haven’t been long, I appreciate having had this opportunity but I don’t think this is the right line of work for me.
I’ll keep you updated on my next job opportunity when I find it.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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