Saturday, July 18, 2015

Can't Forget...

In 2006 my life forever changed when I was diagnosed with MS. I knew that a change was coming and I'm not talking about Obama (ba-ding ching)lol. I knew that physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, my life had changed and I needed to do something quick. I started a check list of everything I needed in a new career. My new diagnosis had wiped out the only thing I'd done my entire work career. I no longer had use of my fingers to type (numbness and dead)and my vision blurring prevented me from driving. I needed to be some where close so that I can walk if my vision failed, I needed something with one day off during the week for doctors appts, low stress environment and minimum typing duties. GOD IS GOOD because I found just that!! I received everything I needed. However, there is no such thing as the perfect job if you aren't the BOSS!!! Within 7months that job turned into the exact opposite of what I needed. It became stressful, I had to work everyday and some weekends, the location moved, the duties got greater and my raises and bonuses got cut!!!

School didn't teach me how to work from home with MY OWN BUSINESS! They didn't show me a plan B just in case life threw me a curve ball that I couldn't catch! When I was diagnosed with MS, none of my notes, books or tests prepared me for what I should do next. I've been in the medical field my entire life and in 6 months I could no longer do what I've always done! What I had thousands of dollars in student loans in. Every time I went to work, my MS would have me immobilized and debilitated. Couldn't see, couldn't drive, couldn't feel, and couldn't take care of my family. At one point I couldn't see my 2yr old's face, or my darling baby girl as a newborn. Thank God I had a family who was there and supportive. 
I was at my wits end! Then my cousin introduced me to Visalus Science and my life, finances, and health changed! My vitamin D deficiency...GONE!! 
In 2011 after a 6 month lay off and no income, Visalus kept us afloat.  I hit the position of Regional Director and was able to bring home the $1500 a month that was loss from my husband's pay cut once he returned to work. Not to mention I also have my very own paid for by Visalus BMW! I'm grateful for my time freedom, and the opportunity to be my own boss! I'm now living and not just existing! 
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

8 comments:

Newy said...

Love it!!! Glad to see you are still in the Blogosphere.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Hey hun!! I definitely do not post as much as I should. I am going to do better. Writing is such a relief and therapeutic to the soul! Lol Thank you so much for stopping by.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Hey hun!! I definitely do not post as much as I should. I am going to do better. Writing is such a relief and therapeutic to the soul! Lol Thank you so much for stopping by.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Hey hun!! I definitely do not post as much as I should. I am going to do better. Writing is such a relief and therapeutic to the soul! Lol Thank you so much for stopping by.

Newy said...

Stick with it Tia. I wish we would have met when I still lived in Atlanta.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Awwwww.... where do you live now? when you come home to visit maybe we can link up.

Tia Lafayette said...

It's great that they finally let you reply to the comment. Lol.. where do you live now?

Tia Lafayette said...

It's great that they finally let you reply to the comment. Lol.. where do you live now?