This blog is going to be short but I wanted to update you guys on my health as I’ve been experiencing some issues. I also plan on telling you guys about school and graduation dates. I want to go over a few blog topics I have had in mind too.
First on the list, my health:
Over the course of the last few months I have noticed my fingers and my hands going numb. I told my doctor about it and we are working on a solution. I have a whole blog dedicated to the problem and the solution as we asses them.
My anxiety has been through the roof lately but in some ways it’s all in my head too. I worry over everything which isn’t the best idea, but I don’t know what to do to stop it. Mental health is one of the courses I’m currently taking so I want to share my mental health with you guys too. Mental health is extremely important especially in today’s society. I have plans to start a mental health blog really soon.
Now on to college!
So I’m currently getting my bachelor’s degree in psychology and graphic design at Southern New Hampshire University, as many of you know but if you are new here. I have been on the President’s List every semester and I have made all A’s besides one class I got a B+. I can’t say my GPA is still 4.0 but overall I’m doing damn good in my classes. I love school and learning but I’m starting to get college burnout. I’m ready to be done already. I don’t like going to all of my classes online. I am struggling when I need help because I have to reach out to a professor and wait for a response. I really need to be able to speak face to face with a professor at times. I will still graduate October of 2022, so that means that I only have a little over a year left of school.
I could use your guys Opinion on something that I have been struggling with for the last few months. I am struggling with the decision to go back to school in order to pursue my PhD in psychology to be a train licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana. Here’s my options. I could continue fully online but I would have to get my masters degree first (2 years) and then go back for my PhD (4 years). That means I would have six more years left of school AFTER I am done with my bachelor’s. So let’s say I graduate in 2022, at 27. At minimum I’ll graduate with my PhD at the age of 34! I just don’t know if I want to spend that much more time in school, rack up that much student loans and put myself through so much stress for another six years or more. The only option I have to get my master’s and PhD together which would take less time (4 to 5 years) is moving to the only campus in Louisiana that offers a dual program which really is not an option. I can’t just pack up my life to move to a different city.
Now on to the blog post I have been thinking about:
I have already mentioned, at short, two ideas but I want to explain more. So the first idea that was mentioned is on my health. The problem that I’m having is something that is common among wheelchair users so I thought that I would do a blog about what I’ve experienced, what I’ve researched, prevention and even what the plan of action that my doctor decides. The other idea that was mentioned was a mental health blog post. As a wheelchair user, I face a lot of mental health struggles that I want to discuss and share my coping mechanisms for others.
Another idea that I had was a blog post about some of the handy things I’ve come up with to help me out around the house. So basically little tips for other people in a chair that could come in handy. Most of the tools are under $20 which makes them super easy to get your hands on.
I want to write about things that will help the spinal cord injury community and need your help. What do you want to hear about?