I got my high school records today in the mail... It's bad. I totally forgot how much I slacked. That said it had been a rough two years physically and emotionally. I may need to change my plans for going to school in September. I only need 2 electives for my OSSD, no big deal, I could have those by the end of May. But, my maths... Yikes. My last English class was alright, but the one before it I skimmed by. I may need to do some upgrading. I'll be calling Georgian to ask them what they think. That said, there is a certificate offered by The Beryl Institute for Patient Advocacy that I'm interested in getting and it is necessary for my profession. There's also several online communication courses I think I would benefit from, such as dealing with difficult people and group dynamics. I could be doing these while upgrading my English and math.
A couple of years ago, I would be panicking right now. I would be so focussed on only one way of doing things that I would feel like I failed if it didn't turn out the way I wanted. Whereas now I see it as an opportunity to explore options. Which I'm pretty excited about. I've wanted to volunteer at hospice for awhile. I also wanted to get my CPR and First Aid certification and I was feeling a little overwhelmed at the idea of trying to fit in these courses while attending full time school. I might be able to spend the next year and a half fully exploring online edication as well as getting hands on experience, then deciding a different college program may better suit my needs.
I have realized that with a simple shift of perspective, road blocks become an opportunity to do some off-road exploring, rather than a reason to turn around and go back.