R Irizarry Dialectical Journal

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R. Irizarry
Session 1
Journal
When I started to pursue my degree some years ago I had no idea what I wanted to do with the degree. Just thought it would be the right thing to do in order to get a better job. I proceeded to start but could never finish. At first it was because I was in the military and I kept transferring from one place to another. In those days we didn’t have online education. So I kept trying when I got settled in at the new place, but somehow something would always distract me, or I would lose interest.
My experience as a student in elementary school was uneventful, except for the fact that I was a left handed child in a catholic school and in those days, (early sixties), it was not exactly an acceptable behavior, but eventually they did. Secondary and
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I pray that this is my calling and my purpose in life, but even if it isn’t, I do feel

R. Irizarry
Session 1
Journal
that my journey to find out has just begun. I want to be a part of the healing process, not only for my veteran brothers and sisters, but for anyone that reaches out for help.
With my recent loss of my father, I have found myself questioning so many things. But I do know in my heart that the answers that I need will come on his timing and not mine. In the meant time I will keep asking and healing and asking. “"Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.". Luke 22:42
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I know this time, I will reach out for assistance, and ask questions when I don’t know. It was difficult to ask for help before, I was ashamed and embarrassed. I would like to think that I have what it takes to do what is need to continue this journey, to fulfill that which I am suppose to do, and be what God needs me to be. I feel as though I made the right decision. I have so much to learn and I am so willing at this point in my
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