My job made it easy to complete this week’s wildcard. Every day I listen to the stories people tell, about their struggles and their victories. I work as a Pharmacy Technician and have heard countless stories of people overcoming illnesses and also falling victim to terminal conditions.
This week was a continuation of my constant goal of connecting with these people. I have learned that every person can teach you something, and every person is unique. Sometimes it’s not even about them discussing their sickness, but just their lives.
Today, a man told me about his struggle with his son going away to college. At first he tried to visit him every weekend at his university. However he slowly realized that they would still be close, but he had to let his son grow up on his own into an adult. Little things like that make my day: connecting with people, hearing them, and not just seeing them as another name on a prescription label.