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"The stress was worth it"

As I sat and thought about what to do my Capstone project on, I pondered and pondered over what to write about. When I finally decided what to write about, it took me back to a dark place in my career. I will never forget the feelings I had in 2017, when I got the call from another co-worker that the office had released one of our deputies who was badly injured in the line of duty in 2016. This was a gut punch to me, knowing that after you exhaust all your time and FMLA benefits then there isn't anything else to do but release you from your duties without any medical retirement benefits. (Was not cool)

After going through this program and doing my research before I started writing my paper, I learned a lot. This process has humbled me in so many was and has taught me that when you believe you can't do something you have to prove yourself wrong. My professors and Cohorts have held me accountable from day one. I will never forget the friends I have made and the experience I went through. My paper meant so much to me and it was definitely written from the heart. Thank you, Professor Elizabeth Townsend-Gard, you have no idea how much you have brought me out of my comfort zone. They say iron sharpens iron.

"The Stress was Worth it " Lisa Blackman, CC0 1.0 Universal

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