Shari Renae Hicks
I am Shari! I like to write stories and share many life events through writing! Writing gets me focused on what is important and when I cam across Vocal, I thought that getting paid to do this on the side of my regular job would be neat!!
Using The Calm App To Destress Your Mind
This past year has been rough for all of us, including me. We have had to find new ways to live life, which was not easy for many of us. In this case, our minds have been full of stress ranging from paying bills to keeping food on the table. I will admit I have been stressed a lot, but now I am slowly getting back on my feet along with others as well. When we stress our minds we often tend to worry too much, or maybe even forget things. There are times when it becomes hard to find time for meditation and there are times where we do not know how to meditate our minds.
The New Journey Begins
After graduating high school, I did not know what I wanted to do. Times were getting hard and I wanted to see if I could find work so I could pay to go to college but that was hard too. I work for a couple years while waiting to go to college and finally in 2007 my journey started all the way up to 2011. When I got my Associates Degree in Business Information Systems I started trying to find work that was associated with this career field, but it was tough. A year later in 2012, I went back to Sinclair to do the Medical Office Option portion of Business Information Systems and that was a lot of fun! In 2014 I got my certificate, which was my second Associates degree. While looking for a job in that career field, I had been volunteering my time at different hospitals by doing different kinds of tasks ranging from clerical duties to working with kids.
There Is No Such Word As Can't
I was born December 1, 1983 with a disability and vision complications. Growing up I had to have special help because I am a special needs child who is now an adult. At the age of 5 I was adopted and I needed extra help with my learning disability. From Kindergarten up to my fourth grade year, I was told what I could not do instead of what I could do and I was severely bullied to the point where I had to prove to people that I could do some of the things that they could do. That took a lot of courage and my mother sat down with me every night and helped my with assignments and made sure that I understood how to do them. If it had not been for her, I would not be where I am today. With her help and dedication, I have gotten several achievement awards and I was always on the honor roll. During my middle school years, my first year was tough. Not only was I bullied, I had to stand up for myself and many people thought I was a girl who would get smart with others. That year had been my difficult year. By my eighth grade year, I was very successful and I passed all of my classes, which left a lot of people shocked at what I could do and many teachers surprised. When I reached high school, I had the best high school years of my life. Everyone was very nice to me except a few people but that did not stop me from getting my education. I had plenty of support from my teachers and all of the staff and if I needed help, I got the help I needed. When I graduated, I new that I could accomplish anything I wanted and that I could follow my dreams.