I clearly remember the very moment I realized how I would like to change my life to; the moment, which not only shocked me, but made me realize that my family is the most important thing I have; the moment when I realized that the life of my son was at stake. It happened in the middle of the night, when my deep and quiet sleep was interrupted by the tender but at the same time concerned voice of my son. He shocked my body lightly as he whispered these heart wrenching words: "Wake up!! Wake up! Something is wrong with me". The next vague moment I remember was wordless mouth calling the emergency help. The verdict was shocking – he needed liver transplant.
Being a mother of five children with no support, I have always done my best to support my family and give my children each and everything they deserve. I am a very determined person, and I have always realized that unless I strive to success for my children nobody will do it for. I have taught my children that they have to pave their way in the world to reach success; however, I faced the major problem that I cannot always do it myself due to life circumstances. The professional field that I choose was cooking, and I should admit that this very job not only helps me to earn a living, but it soothes my soul as well, as I indulge into the process from the very first minute, from planning a menu, managing staff, and creating culinary masterpieces.
After that misfortune which happened to my younger son, I realized that as of now my free time was limited badly. At the same time that very situation did push me to start studying medicine and first aid, so that I was ready to react to such moments. At the moment I am earning a living by cooking; my 20-year experience did not but teach me much – not only did it teach me resilience and patience, but it also taught me communication with people. I have learnt that people are very different, and each of them needs personal approach and personal touch.
Through the years I have felt that I could not re-enter school and work full time, at the same time taking care of five children. Moreover, the abovementioned operation of my son completely unsettled me and I had my back against the wall with no money to pay for the hospital, nurses and rent. Nevertheless, my persistence helped me to come it over and in November 2010 I went to the University of Akron for a Degree in Hotel and Hospitality/Culinary Arts. My main goal was to graduate with a degree and become a real professional in this very field. I managed to reach that very goal, but I am not willing to stop, as I am determined to continue studying and take a course which will help me reach success.
I am a person determined for success and self-development – that is why my main objective at the very moment is to start teaching classes on diets which involve health. I do already have sufficient knowledge in this particular sphere, so I would like to become a part of a community and share my experience with others. I am convinced that re-entering college will not only enhance my knowledge, it will also upgrade my skills and teach me much knew. I am ready to study, and what is more important – I am willing to. I am passionate about what I am doing, and I am ready to devote my time and efforts to it.
Needless to say that I am a very confident person, aimed at success. Even though I am already 42, I am ready to study and learn. I am more than sure that my competence, skills and experience will not only help me to work in diatediacs, it will enable me to help people. I am willing to take, as well as willing to give as much as I can. At the same time I do realize that I will not be able to leave my part-time job, as it provides me with a possibility to support my family and raise children. However, at the same time I understand that at a certain stage studying will require me to quit my job and devote myself to studies. It is very important for me to get Masters Degree and graduate from the University to be able to work in the field. I have already reached tangible results at the university having a paper published in the university of Akron basic writing book. I am proud and happy to say that I am a full-time student and a full-time mother!