The idea of transition is not easy for anyone to accept. But it is something we all must face at one point in our lives. For example the transition between preschool and elementary school, elementary school to junior high, junior high to high school, high school to college, employment, or trade school no matter how transition occurs, it happens. How one handles transition is individualized. Some people handle it better than others. We mustn't fear change, or transition, because it is how we grow and mature. Allow me to provide an example of what I mean. When we are students in high school we often relied on our teachers to remind us when a particular assignment was due. In contrast, in college, the individual is expected to keep track of his or her assignment deadlines. The same principles apply to any type of employment. Responsibility is nothing to fear, it can lead to personal satisfaction and fulfillment in a job well done. Success in the workplace can ultimately lead to financial independence. Which can lead to other positive things such as owning a car, or house, or starting a small business. The sky is the limit. Let me tell you, personal success is not easy. It takes hard work, and dedication. That may mean doing something that isn't always pleasant. However, it may pay off in the end. The important thing to remember is not to get discouraged, and sometimes that is easier said than done.
Allow me to provide some examples. Before graduating from high school, I was dual enrolled in college courses at Pima Community College. My reason for dual enrollment was so I could get used to becoming a college student and the level of commitment it would take to be a conscientious successful student. I knew from the very beginning that I had to take responsibility for myself and my actions. During my time at Pima Community College I changed my education major six times before finally deciding on social services. After completing my degree in social services in two thousand one, I attempted to find employment in various locations, but I was unsuccessful.
Consequently, I searched for work for approximately two years. I decided to return to Pima College and obtain yet another degree in office administration professions. I successfully completed this degree in two thousand five. I did spend some time as a Court appointed special advocate for the Pima County juvenile court system, from two thousand one through two thousand six. From January 2006 through November 2006 I was involved with an organization called Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona. Click here to learn more.
After successfully completing the program coursework, I became a board member for the DDD Council formally known as the Arizona governor's Council on developmental disabilities. After the former Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities dissolved in two thousand nine two thousand ten respectively, I was chosen to serve as a board member with the Arizona center for disability law Board of Directors. Two thousand ten to present. I am currently involved in an internship program with the workability program, which is based here in Tucson Arizona.
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In conclusion, change can be a good thing. It can be scary, but if people cannot change, they might be missing out on something better. Never give up on yourself, or your dreams. Let nothing stand in your way.