There is going to be a point in our lives when we feel that it is mandatory to have a job once you turn 16 or 17. Let me just tell you, if you have the opportunity to get an education and not have to work for it, take advantage of it. I'm one of the lucky ones. I don't need to work, but i do because I like the feeling of being independent and it's something to do.
For the people out there who actually have to work in order to survive, or who have to work because they need to make car payments, I applaud you! Working over 30 hours is something I don't think I would be able to handle.
With that being said, let's get to what this post is really about. Epilepsy and jobs. As you all know by now, I have epilepsy, and it's been a difficult when it comes to understanding certain things as well as energy to do what i wish to do. Although, it hasn't taken over my life. I have manage to stick with my job at Spot Coffee for 5 months. It did take me longer than most to get trained, but once I mastered it, it was a real confidence booster.
In my opinion, working shouldn't seem like a pain or just another day. It should make you feel some sort of accomplishment. When I make panini's, omelets, or any type of food on the menu I feel so accomplished. The fact that they are eating my food and enjoying it really brings a smile to my face. I used to yell quietly, but as the days went by I am now too loud and my coworkers actually have to tell me to quiet down.
One thing that I would recommend is that you look hard when you decide to get a job, whether it be a part-time job to a sophisticated full-time job. Asking questions about what you will be expected to do, while working there, can help you determine if that job is right for you. With that being said, your first job will not be your favorite and that's fine. Build on that and then find a job that makes you truly happy.
Epilepsy does make things difficult for me, but so what. I'm alive and well. I'm not going to sit here and complain because there is so much I'd rather do. Life is unexpected and you never know when your joints might start to hurt or when you will have difficulty walking. So, take advantage of your opportunities now!
Here's a challenge, every day you try something new, whether it be taking a walk or picking up a sport you have been wanting to play for years.
Thank you for reading this blog post and I hope you for all my epilepsy followers that you continue to search for a job, if that is your goal for this year.
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I post daily about my life as well as tips on how to deal with epilepsy. I have a youtube channel where I will continue to spread awareness about epilepsy.