This will be a long post, so please bear with me. First of all, I want to thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments on my yesterday's post. I am very glad that I shared this with you, as I think it is so important to be able to be myself and I feel honoured to have such great followers and friends as yourselves. Thank you once again! :)
I will elaborate some more from yesterday's post. I wanted to mention that I am not angry or bitter about having been put into a special class as a child, and I am actually grateful, as it has taught me to see, first hand, as a student in such a class, how others react to and treat people with any kind of disability. No, and thankfully, not everyone treats them in a bad way, but unfortunately many do. I think it isn't necessarily a matter that I learn at a slower pace than the average person, I feel that it is that I am a deep thinker and am a visual learner. I am a quiet person, I like to listen and observe, then try something on my own after I have seen it done. I like to take my time and learn things at my own pace as opposed to being rushed or bullied. I like to analyze things and understand all aspects, as the more I know and understand, the better I do. I have worked many jobs over the years and 90% of my bosses and co-workers have been amazing, and I have done really well on my jobs, as I am honest, punctual and a very good worker, not one to slack off. The last job I worked at was just over 3 years ago and I worked there for all of 3 weeks...yes, just 3 weeks. The lady "training" the group of us (there were about 30 of us working in a new store which was not yet opened to the public, we were just setting it up.) The woman was a tyrant and a bully, yelling at us and expecting us all to understand what she wanted, and when we didn't she threw a fit. I was actually relieved when I was told I was not one of the people picked to work in the store. I came home every night for the 3 weeks I was there in tears and the fact that I already had other stress in my life at that time, well, I went into a deep depression, as you can imagine. Had I not been experiencing other stress in my life at the time, I would have told this nasty boss that she didn't need to shout and that I don't appreciate the way she deals with myself and the rest of the staff, but I was going through so much stress at the time and my depression is triggered by circumstances as opposed to the weather, well....I look at it this way. It was a blessing that they let me go, because this is not a place that I would have thrived and enjoyed working at.
Anyway, after that incident over 3 years ago and when they gave me my departure papers, I took my papers straight to the government employment office and explained exactly what had happened, that the lady was yelling at everyone and I just couldn't work to her satisfaction, and besides, I don't excel in such a situation where I feel as though I am in a concentration camp as opposed to a work place! It was at this time that I also told the government that I was in a special class in school from grade 2 right up to high school and that I cannot work when I am being yelled at. Why I never told the government this before? Well, thankfully the jobs I had done were fine and I didn't have that type of situation or person, but I am thankful that I told them because at least now they know. I also made it a point to tell my doctor, because I feel that the more the doctor knows the more they can help. I am blessed to have a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. I haven't worked since the end of 2011 because I have had so many health issues in the last 3 years, (but I am working toward getting back to work again), so I would really appreciate your prayers and thoughts on my behalf in reference to all I have shared with you here. Thank you so much for listening, I really appreciate it. Love and hugs to you all. :)
The videos I have chosen for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
Alaska Seal Pup Rescue
How to Make Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
Horse Cools Off by Playing in a Sprinkler
Grandmas Southern Cornbread Recipe
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.