AU_PSY492_M7_A3_ePortf_Lindsey_P 1 Reflection On Growth I knew it would not be easy to return to school; in fact I had my doubts aboutmy ability to accomplish my goals. That was one sure thing about me, I always setmy goals so high, but for some reason they always turn out to be with-in the ream ofwhat I am capable of, it is just a matter of doing. So I decided to take a chance andtry school once more, after all- what did I have to lose? I was skeptical about myability to recall information that I had read about and supposedly learned. But thatis not what it was all about. It was necessary to have a grasp of the English language,and I thought I had that: I mean the use of ten-dollar words is not my forte. Insteadof having my reader looking through the dictionary, I would rather be understoodfrom the beginning with interest in what I have to say. I am pretty good at gettingmy point across, and learning to write material rooted in psychology was a new andexciting experience. Trying to determine why, when all you have is what, makes forgood brain exercise. I love learning, especially learning about things that hold my interest.Psychology is such a vast field of study with new information waiting to bediscovered. I want to be part of the exploration. I hope to help someone who thoughtthey would never have a “normal life” again for they were on the break of giving up.When one day, finally everything clicks and they can see the light at the end of thetunnel. That would be all the reward I would need; someone getting well. Argosy University has some great instructors. They seem to enjoy what theyteach and do it in such a way that the student enjoys it too, that helps a great deal.
AU_PSY492_M7_A3_ePortf_Lindsey_P 2 I have found that persistence will lead the way, if you are willing to follow.That is how it has been between my MAC and me this term. The work is done with ahope and prayer; so far I have done the right thing. I am tracking on uncharted waters, for me, trying to make a new start in afield that is in need of caring people. I want this for myself because I know I canmake a difference and that is what matters to me; helping another human being toraise above the sorrow and the pain.
AU_PSY492_M7_A3_ePortf_Lindsey_P 3 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO-FINAL REFLECTION ON GROWTH by Patrice L. Lindsey