Life sure has a funny way of working out!
Since being unemployed, going through a bad car accident resulting in potentially permanent injuries, numerous doctor visits, shortly having to turn to welfare for help and assistance programs, life sure has improved.
I managed to find employment with a great company, have progressed in my role and have been awarded with a significant increase in pay. On top of that, my owner has become very understanding of my time off required for doctor visits for all of this. Last week I was surprised when my owner handed me an envelope out of the blue with a bonus check for all my hard work.
Someone with injuries like mine could easily roll over and stay home. However, I honestly wanted to work. I have taken complete control of our office and redone all of the files, managing to keep them updated and in order, on top of handling numerous tasks at hand. Some days I get out of here on time at 4 p.m. Other days can be a completely different story! Some days 6 o'clock rolls around, and I am staggering out of the office. With added duties, I have been able to gain better pay.
After receiving that bonus check, I decided to pay it forward. I took my grandma grocery shopping and let her spend a certain amount on groceries to help her out. She was so surprised.
Through my paychecks and bonus, I have been able to start saving for Disneyland. Yes, DISNEYLAND!!!
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I originally planned to take my kids to Disneyland in September of this year. We have been so excited planning and looking forward to it. However, I know at this point in time I can't physically handle it. (Imagine explaining that to your kiddos after looking forward to it all year.)
My back and ankle/foot haven't managed to get better. I have had to go through numerous doctor visits and procedures. I had to do injections in my back last month, which did not help my back. As a result, next will be epidurals which are scheduled this month. :( On top of that, I have been going to weekly chiropractor appointments again, a new foot doctor and MRI's and pain management. I would never wish this on my worst enemy.
Even through this injured body, I am still managing to force myself to go to work and work hard doing so. Some days I can barely move getting out of bed. But I manage to push through the pain and come to work. I hope my kiddos can see my example and follow in my footsteps being hard workers when they grow up.
I honestly love my job! It keeps me sooooooo busy, but it is very fulfilling and my pay definitely has increased even better than when I was Assistant Project Manager at a Mechanical Insulation company. My boss appreciates all my hard work and I love working for such a great company!
Hopefully my health might improve in time.... Prayers please.