The light at the end of the tunnel

/ Student / Dental Assisting

Posted on December 4, 2013

I was a stay at home mom for a few years. During the seasonal time i would try to get a temporary part time job mostly so i can get some time to myself. I decided i hated working dead end jobs never been the time of person to settle for just anything. I decided i would go back to school to become a dental assistant because the kids would always tease me that i should be a dentist cause of how annoyed i get when they don’t brush and floss. I would never want the responsibility of any doctor so no going the doctor plus i don’t really have the time or moral support or help. So I went online and completed one of those contact me things on the Carrington site. The same day i got a phone call. They were quick! I arranged to come in and talk to someone, Erik Engdahl. I recognized him from before when Carrington used to be Apollo. Great guy! We talked about the program and such and i jumped at it before i lost the opportunity. I knew if i went home and discussed it with my husband i would have never enrolled, he always has some kind of excuse for why something isn’t right for me and how horrible of a mother i would be for leaving the children with a sitter. I told myself screw i’m gonna do what i have to do. It took alot for me to follow through, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed going to class learning new things but the home life was really falling apart. My husband making every effort in his power to prevent from going to school and I was pregnant so i was waiting for the day she was gonna come. My husband kinda figured out i was bull headed and no matter how horrible of a mother he sought me to be i knew i wasn’t, hell he is/was our primary source of income and didn’t have a job but made no efforts to help me with the children or anything. While i juggled him, school children, 1.5 year old and a newborn, I still maintained the home such as laundry, dinner, working. Oh yeah i worked until i was 7 months pregnant in a a physical job position until i could no longer physically do it. But i always made time to study even if i had to stay up til 1-3 am to study and complete homework. I really don’t think that i could have accomplished what i have without my Carrington campus because they helped motivate they didn’t know what was going on at home or how much stress i had going on or where i was mentally but when i should up to school it felt like all that lifted away. Everyone was always so kind and motivating and they made me feel like they were my support system especially since i didn’t really have anyone personally to support but they are like a HUGE support system of their own. A very special THANK YOU to CHERYL ELLSWORTH my instructor she was like my backbone and just wonderful always made sure i was chin up!