I suppose I should start by telling you some things about myself. In the last year I have been creating a new life. The life I have always wanted to lead, that I have always deserved to life. I left a loveless and controlling marriage after 22 years, which took all of the courage I could muster. I am still struggling to finalize the divorce over a year later because my husband is an attorney and a judge and is making it as difficult as possible for me. He even told my 21 year old daughter that he is “throwing roadblocks up on purpose!” I am going back to school, first to pursue my bachelor’s degree in nursing. I then plan to work as a nurse while attending school to become a physician’s assistant. I am 46 years old and still have a 16 year old son at home. He is amazing and wonderful and supports me at every turn.
To top things off, I just got laid off from a job I have had for over three years with absolutely no warning!! Just when I made the mistake of saying “it can’t get any worse”, my son’s truck broke down and needs $420 worth of repairs! I must say life is a very odd thing. My best friend of 30 years has a sister who is a Medical Transcription professional. She suggested I contact Angela to discuss the field with her. We have been emailing back and forth and with all the information she was able to provide, I felt this was the solution I have been looking for! Working from home while I’m going to school would be a PERFECT fit for me. It had never even crossed my mind, but the more I looked into it the more I have grown to love the idea. My only roadblock? I do not have the money to get the training I need. I was told there are some employers who are willing to train you, but have not been able to find them out there anywhere… Then I found your website and your scholarship program and I wondered it this could be the answer. Is this what I was looking for? I hope so. I don’t know for sure, but I believe everything happens for a reason.
The flexible schedule of a Medical Transcription professional would be ideal for me while I am going back to school and I would be able to spend more time with my son during his last two years at home. Hopefully I would be able to find a job which would allow me to work from home. In addition, it would be a wonderful way for me to become more familiar with the medical terminology which I will be using in my future career. In conclusion, I hope you will consider my essay for your full scholarship. I am truly and incredibly blessed in so many ways, unfortunately, money is not one of them. Thank you for your time and consideration.