Reflective Essay: My First Experience At Partners Dog Training

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The first couple of months of school were quite challenging as I was trying to handle the workload and learn the language. Although I spoke some English upon arrival to the country, my language skills were certainly nowhere near what one might consider college adequate. However, it was not the language barrier that was of utmost concern. Shortly before I moved to the country, my father became strangely ill. By the time I started attending college his health was still not improving, and no doctor was able to diagnose him correctly. Finally, after an extensive search for a specialized physician, my dad was seen by a top neurologist. The diagnosis was devastating; it was Lou Gehrig 's disease, and he was given two years to live. As we all grappled …show more content…
I did not feel qualified for the position. After all, my English was not even that great! Upon arriving, I was stunned to see how huge of an operation the school was. Like most people, I imagined it to be a small shack with a couple of dogs, yet when I arrived, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful green training fields and a group of close to forty dogs doing obedience training simultaneously. I was in such wonderment. I knew if got the job this place would quickly become my ‘home. ' Thanks to my lucky stars that day, I got the job as a receptionist at Partners Dog Training. This opportunity was great not only because of being able to work in an office. I was also extremely excited because I knew that this was a chance for me to learn in detail about a topic that I was always fascinated by, canine psychology. And since going to school was no longer an option for me, I felt that this job would offer me a different type of education; one I would not be able to acquire anywhere …show more content…
At first, I did not think that our relationship would end up being anything more than just friendship. After all, he was seventeen years my senior and I was not into ‘older guys. ' I quickly realized, however, that the age difference had no adverse effects on our relationship. I am a bit more quiet and reserved, and he is outgoing, confident, and quite extroverted; I quickly began falling for his infectious personality. After a year of dating, the man of my dreams proposed. He was aware of my situation, and as much as he wanted to make me his bride, he also realized the importance of getting my status secured. We got married in October of 2010 in a small and private ceremony. Ever since my husband came into my life, things started changing for the better. Shortly after we got married, I was able to update my status. Just a year later we were on our way to visit the rest of my family in Poland. This was our honeymoon and honestly, one of the best trips of my life. My husband never traveled to Europe before, and I was excited to show and teach him about my country and culture. Despite the language barrier, my whole Polish family fell in love with my husband, and he quickly came to love them as well. This was my first time visiting my home country and my family in fourteen years. The trip undoubtedly solidified the feeling of freedom and happiness for both of us. Upon coming

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