Growing up with ADHD that continued as I was an adult, I found it difficult to finish long-term tasks because I’d eventually get frustrated and start something else, or get bored and want to try something more challenging. It was a constant inner struggle to make long-term goals because I didn’t have my ADHD under control. It wasn’t until 2005 when I started to re-evaluate my life and begin to make long-term goals. I got a job at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Shortly after starting, I took advantage of tuition benefits and was both a student and an employee. I was beginning to understand the important goals I was working toward, and I was excited. It was a struggle and I wanted to give up many times because there were far too many challenges I had to endure, but challenges were exactly what I needed to help control my ADHD. Not only have I had the same job for over 11 years, I now have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio: Graphic Design and Sculpture. I couldn’t be more proud of my accomplishments. I feel like I’m on fire.
“If you believe it, you can achieve it.” - Ronnie Lott
I learned it is always best to "just keep swimming," as Dory from “Finding Nemo” points out.
I am currently working at UAB as the Office Associate II for the Pathology Department. I have 13 years of Administrative Support experience. I am also freelancing while I pursue opportunities in the creative field and can be reached either through this profile or by email at https://www.twine.fm/signin
Specialties: data entry expert, 9 years using medical terminology primarily in the OB/GYN dept., general office duties, research, OBAR database, Cerner/IMPACT database, IDX, Oracle, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe AfterEffects, WordPress, 80wpm, 15K kph, accounts payable/receivable
2015 Birmingham American Advertising Foundation (AAF) Gold Addy Award for Business Campaign