Last August, I made a very drastic decision that has changed my life. I decided to go back to school for a second Bachelor’s degree. I also began devoting much of my time to volunteering. I really enjoy working with the Teen Group at the Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley. It is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Well, as it turns out, a series of events has occurred, spicing up my life in more ways than one. In my pursuit of furthering my higher education, I was presented with the opportunity to get a Master’s degree rather than a Bachelor’s. Of course I accepted this challenge. I am now approaching the third week of my graduate career, settling in, getting comfortable, and truly appreciating the flexibility I have with my work.
On Wednesday, however, I learned that my department will be relocating to Hillsboro, Oregon. I don’t know about you, but that’s a little too long of a commute for me! I’m at quite a crossroads in my life. I love Yahoo!. I love the people that I work with. I love the potential that it has. I love its products. However, it has taken me 26 years to realize my passion in life. I have just set the wheels in motion to realize my dreams, and I can’t stop now. I need to help people, to teach by example, to communicate, and to learn. It’s in my blood. Literally. In order to realize my full potential, I feel as though I must stay. This decision, however, means that I will inevitably be unemployed in a matter of months.
Creating diabetties has taught me a lot about myself. My parents instilled within me the value of sharing, but not until now have I realized the full impact of such a simple yet grand concept. It’s more than just sharing material things. I have shared a bit of my life with all of you. With every post I make, I leave myself vulnerable. It’s frightening and nerve wrecking, but once I get an email from a reader, it makes it all worth it.
Today I post because I need advice. Being a diabettie, I realize the importance of good solid health insurance. I cannot afford to be without it. What I need now is a job that is flexible enough as Yahoo! has been to me. I need a job where I may focus on my school work yet rely on a steady income. I am looking for a part-time work that is related to Health or Community Health Education in the South Bay. If anyone has any leads, please let me know. I appreciate it! I’ll be posting my resume soon.