Education - A Second Chance
By Maggie H.
from Orlando, FL
A few years ago I was in an automobile accident and I was forced to drop out of graduate school. It was one of the saddest events in my life, as I went through years of physical therapy and thought that the opportunity for a Master's degree would forever be lost to me. I went through many years of self-loathing and insecurity, as I attempted to to beg and beseech god to help me through this.
About six months ago I suddenly stopped imploring for help and became thankful for everything that I had in my life, including the people that helped me. I became Grateful for everything, and was somewhat at peace. I strove to treat everyone around me with gratitude and concern, which was different from my earlier behavior, where I was often unkind and abrupt to others. I began writing and calling the people that I had avoided due to the shame of dropping out of school, and found that they were there to help me, as they always had been.
And then in October of 2007, I gathered all the courage I possessed, and reapplied to graduate school, not expecting anything, but just hoping for a miracle. To my surprise, they not only accepted me, but they allowed me to begin again exactly where I had ended years ago, with writing my thesis proposal!
About 4 weeks ago, I was cleaning up my office and found an astrology scroll which I was going to throw away. I turned it over and read an excerpt about "you can use some of the techniques made popular recently by the book and movie The Secret." I immediately found your website and bought your book. To my surprise, I discovered that I had been living the "Secret" life since October 2007, and not known it. This book immediately clarified what had happened in my life and offered some wonderful information so that I could stay on track in the future.
In retrospect, I feel that most of my earlier life was devoted to "swimming against the current," and living in competition with others instead of in collaboration and cooperation. I now feel like I am in a river, swimming with the current, and whatever I want is now possible - since I learned the Secret. In the river, I just have to stay in the current and things are now flowing to me. Thank you so much for your existence, I am so eternally grateful that this has happened to me and now I can help others.
P.S. About a week after I bought the book, I lent it to a co-worker who really needed it in the hope that she can also benefit.
About Maggie H. from Orlando, FL:
Graduate Student, Working full-time also.