As I’ve grown up, I’ve felt this growing urge to contribute, to be an adult, to be responsible. I finished college and completed my Master’s degree and hit the terrifying world of job searching. As a disabled candidate, the market is somewhat limited.
As I continue searching to find someone willing to take a chance and let me prove my disability won’t hold me back from succeeding, I’ve started realizing that it’s very important to me. I want to feel that I’ve earned an honest income and contributed to my household responsibilities. Thanks to InvoTek, I have resources to help me search for more opportunities and help provide the necessary technology to ensure my success in the field that I find employment. I’m excited about the possibilities that the future may bring. However, now I wonder, is my longing to contribute simply human nature, a personal hope for success, or just a “guy being a guy?” Stereotypical as that sounds, I realize it’s a possibility. I like to tell myself that I’m looking to succeed so I can prove my ability and share responsibilities. As I faced my injury, many obstacles presented themselves. I’m the first to admit that I struggled with many of them but I pushed through because I had so much support and truly felt I could make it. Now, I find myself facing this obstacle of finding employment and many times I’ve wanted to just say, “Forget it! I’ve accomplished enough.” But then I stop and realize that if I give in, then I’ve let myself fail and that I’ve failed everyone that is supporting me and that strengthens me and helps me push forward and search for success. No matter the reason, finding employment and contributing to the responsibilities of life are my #1 priority now and I won’t quit until I’ve accomplished all I can.