Please add this information regarding my life experiences to the appropriate personal question.
1) My parents death due to Diabetes and my mother through
breast cancer made me a stronger person and my goal
to help other by joining medical health profession.
Here are the Question & Answer:
Assignment from Module 3
Q: Your Name
A: Julie P. Peters
Q: A range that includes your age
A: 39 years old
Q: Your ethnic, educational and occupational background
A: I am multi racial. I am currently a stay at home mother of two children.
Q: Describe yourself
A. I am very athletic, spiritual, competitive and a loving person.
Q: Who are you?
A: I am a deeply compassionate and caring person especially to my two children, and I firmly believe that each and every person has something to offer to the society. I am not judgmental but rather I take everything with a grain of salt and try to analyze what is going on before speaking my mind out.
Q: Can you recognize your emotions and feelings? If so,how?
A: Whether it is anger or joy, pain or contentment, love or hate, I have learned to recognize these feelings and emotions by understanding what they are how they are affecting me and the people around me. At a mature age, I am happy to say that I not only gained knowledge and intellect but also the wisdom to better understand what is within and external to my being.
Q: List five (5) personal weaknesses about yourself?
A: First and foremost is my loving and caring of my children – at times to a fault – which I think is a weakness of every mother because they, or I, tend to be overprotective. My compassion for other people can be a weakness at times because they sometimes abuse my kindness and generosity. Being competitive can also be considered a weakness because I tend to compete with almost everyone even if some situations call for cooperation and team work. Of course there is the obsessive compulsive behavior that tends to make me want everything to be in order and clean. I also forget how to lay back, relax and “smell the flower” – so to speak, that it causes me to get nervous about little things.
Q: List five (5) personal strengths about yourself?
A: Being spiritual and believing in God is a key strength that gives me hope not only for myself and my children but the world as well. My being an athletic person gives me the physical and mental strength to face everyday challenges. I consider being a mother as a personal strength because it teaches one patience, perseverance, fortitude and compassion especially when it comes to rearing children and building a better home for them.
Q: List five (5) positive characteristics you believe you possess.
A: I believe I possess the strength of character that encompasses integrity, compassion, loyalty, patience and fortitude. Some of these positive characteristics form a positive and negative synergy that enables me to be a whole person ready to meet and take on any challenge or change that may come into my life. For instance, fortitude enables me not to lose hope while patience ensures that I do not have too high of expectations.
Q: List five (5) negative characteristics you think you may demonstrate at times.
A: I get frustrated when things do not come out the way I want them especially with my children, i.e. their not getting good grades get me all flustered. I also tend to lose track of time when I get interested in a task or a project and this affects other things that needed to be done, which in turn gets things procrastinated. Being a human being, I am at times a poor judge of character and I get taken advantaged of. Even if I am a patient person, I once in a while want to get things done fast and this usually put a damper on quality. Being a hyperactive person, I usually get stressed out because I always want order and “perfection” in things that I do.
Q: How can you use your negative discoveries as steps to build new positive traits?
A: I always believe in the Chinese ideogram of obstacle and challenge as being the same as opportunity. Thus, any negative discovery will not be taken as a drawback but rather an opportunity to learn and get things done properly.
Q: Can you manage your moods?
A: I always believe that as human beings it is oftentimes difficult to control our moods and emotions. But as human beings too, we are rationale and logical beings that are able to control our actions; hence, this is what I always think about when I have my mood swings – to admit that they exist but to manage them in a positive manner.
Q: Can you motivate yourself?
A: I am a highly motivated person and any task or project I enter into, I can always give 110% and see it through until the end.
Q: Can you control your impulses?
A: Being a disciplined and patient person, I have no problems controlling my impulses and channeling them to more productive endeavors.
Q: Can you manage and develop your people skills.
A: I have always been a people-person and I can always manage and develop people to make them perform at their very best. This has been especially enhanced when I had my children because I have to make sure that they strive to be better persons not only for themselves but for society as well.
Q: Can you choose to be optimistic instead of pessimistic?
A: When it comes to looking at a glass with water only at the middle, I always look at it as half-filled instead of half-empty because I believe a positive outlook is always better than being negative.
Q: Can you choose to be happy instead of mad or sad?
A: Being able to be thankful for the little things in life is my way of being happy. Despite sad or angry moments in my life, I always end up looking at the silver lining because I know there is always hope.
Q: List six (6) characteristics of yours that will help you in the health care field.
A: Compassion is always helpful in the health field but in this field, I will compassionate in the way Indira Gandhi spoke about it: “One should have a mind that feels and a heart that thinks.” This way I will be able to balance patients’ needs and care for their affliction. Patient is also a virtue I have always had and this is very important in dealing with the sick and the infirm. Fortitude, integrity and understanding the needs of those less fortunate in health will always be a foundation for me once I start being part of this noble profession.
Q: Do you enjoy helping people?
A: As long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed helping people because it gives me the satisfaction of being able to make a difference in their lives.
Q: Can you serve?
A: I consider the health field not only as an opportunity to serve but a vocation or a calling to serve the needs of humanity and society.
Q: Can you accept people’s differences?
A: People’s differences are what make life exciting and interesting. By not judging their uniqueness, one can learn a lot about what makes them tick and how their difference could contribute to the betterment of society.
Q: Can you be firm and acquire patient compliance while remaining gentle and compassionate?
A: I can always be firm but fair towards patient but I will also look after their needs first without compromising their treatment regime.
Q: Can you avoid co-dependence?
A: Co-dependence is a trap that I have always avoided because I do not want to be reliant on others to take care of me. I always strive to take care of myself because in the end I know that I am the one ultimately responsible for my well-being.