Saturday, June 18, 2022

Why were you referred here?

I meant to post this yesterday buuuuut I never got to the library, soooooo i'll just double post today, since today's post was pre-scheduled from like a week ago!!! 
Sooooooooo my doctor referred me to a weight-loss clinic in Scottsdale and so I made an appointment and had a phone intake yesterday morning, where basically they go over their program with you and ask you your goals etc...
So they start off my asking me if I was referred to them by someone? So I say yes, my doctor and then they ask me IF there was a REASON WHY my doctor had referred me to their WEIGHT LOSS program???
When they asked me this, I paused for a really long time, TRYING to figure out the correct answer??? I mean, this seemed pretty basic, buuuuuut I also graduated high school with straight Ds...soooooooo was this liiiiiiike a trick question??? I analyzed it several times in my head buuuuuuut still could NOT come up with any other answer to this question than the OBVIOUS reason one would join a WEIGHT LOSS program...sooooooooo finally I say...
Liiiiiiiiiiike DUH!!! :P
The lady doing the intake starts laughing, she's like, no, what I mean is, aside from losing weight, do you have any health issues, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart issues, sleep apneia or diabetes etc? I'm like, oh no none of that, I just got a bunch of blood work done and they said all that is really good!!! My main thing is that I gained a bunch of weight during 2020 and I haven't gotten it off! I'm able to maintain my weight but I want to get that weight back off and for me to do that I always have to a really strict program and then I'm usually able to maintain it, I just need help getting it off!!! 
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut anywayZ it was soooooooo funny when she asked me WHY i had been referred there, liiiiiike isn't this superrrrrr obvious??? Kinda like when I got hired with a special needs company, I work for a different one now, buuuuut at this one they do a new employee orientation and at the orientation, they go around the room and aske everyone to tell them WHY they chose to be in this "CAREER"??? 
Weeeeeeeeeeeellllll everyone had these huge heroic reasons for their WHY they were doing this, basically they all pulled out their super hero capes and then it got to ME, they're like, what about you Mary? Why did YOU CHOOSE a career here??? I paused for a minute, then after really thinking about it, I gave my HONEST ANSWER, i was liiiiiiiike, Uuuuuuuuuuh...
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude you shouldve a seen the look on their faces...they were SOOOOO OFFENDED with my response!!!! I was thinking liiiiiiike, okaaaaaaaaaaay sooooo SUE ME for being the only HONEST person in this room!!!! Yes, I LOVE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, buuuuuuut would I be working here IF I DID NOT NEED A PAYCHECK??? NOOOOOO!!! (Once again, I can't pay the bills with good looks and an amaaaaaaZing personality!!!!;) IF I didn't need a paycheck I can not honestly say I would be one of those people that would still be working!!! 
I'd be traveling the world, going on adventures, exploring, shopping and WRITING!!! Writing is THE ONLY job I would do NO MATTER WHAT without making a dime from it...which is obvious since I DO that right now without making any money...HOPEFULLY that will change soon once I get "Peter's First Italian Feast"  published..(Waiting on the editors and then the illustrator).buuuuuuuuuut IF NOT...I can tell you that I will STILL BE WRITING...I have's in me and I know it's what God wants me to do and I can't waste the gift he gave me!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)