I worked for twenty years as a meat cutter in the retail grocery business, many of those years were as department manager. When I became disabled at such an early age, I thought I would be doomed to a life of sitting around day in and day out. Boredom set in quick and I finally had enough. I started college so I could exercise my mind and expand my knowledge. The added benefit of being a positive role model for my children, as well as the young adults I attend college with, has also been a source of happiness I take a great deal of pride in. I decided early on that if I was going to do this college thing I would put forth my best effort. I have done just that and have amazed myself and a few doctors along the way. Not bad for someone with a traumatic brain injury. I plan to keep going as far as I can. My immediate goal is to attain my Master's in Sociology so I can one day teach at college level. Ultimately, I intend to earn a PhD.