As I am writing this, I am overwhelmed with my course load assignments; I need to stop, take a break (a short one) then assess which ones are priority, and get my work completed. I know I got this, it just looks worse than it actually is.
In the middle of all this chaos, I am thinking ahead to the next semester. This spring semester would be my final semester for the Office Administration program that I started in September 2019, but put on hold last May because of COVID-19 and personal issues.
I am super grateful for the support of my mentor, who also happens to be the faculty coordinator for the Office Administration program. She has such a great positive spirit and understanding to her students. On the second day of school, I approached her and the other (primary) teacher for the program, to tell them about my condition with Fibromyalgia and how I cope or not cope with the illness. My mentor was a nurse before she became an instructor at Canadore College, so she KNEW exactly what I was talking about. She was one of my cheerleaders and a big support in my new adventure (in 2019), being 39 years old and going to college for the first time, with Fibromyalgia, some limitations, and a family with some stressful circumstances.
My mentor has helped me get registered for the spring semester and hooked me up with a missing course; I tried to register for it in the fall and winter semesters with no positive outcomes from the admin office.
I am beyond grateful for my mentor's help getting me setup for this upcoming semester. It's super important to me to complete this program, it will be my first college diploma and I look forward to hanging that certificate on my wall with my IFCI certified advisor program certificate. I am beyond excited, I added Class of 2021 back onto my website's page called Goals.
Chantal \shahn~ TAHL\
A devastating beauty with a fiery personality. Part lover, part fighter.
Chantals know how to make it rain. Your life is incomplete if you lack a Chantal. A completely magical girl.
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