What Would I Do If My Health Were Better?

by Jennifer Black

Sometimes I think about how my life could be better. Alone, I tend to lay around and not do much, which is part of the reason why I enjoy working at the West Side Market.

In my perfect world, I would spend more time with my grandbaby. My daughter is going through some tough times, and I’d just like to be able to spend more time with my grandson. When I have something to do, like be with my grandson, I don’t think so much about my health. Even though we don’t spend as much time as I’d like together, when we do get together, we enjoy going to the park; going to events downtown or the movies. These are things that brighten his day. Just to see him smile, makes me feel so good inside. I wish I could do more, but because of pain, I just don’t have the energy.  So, I just do what I can with him.

In my perfect world, I would work in the Healthcare field, preferably as a nurse. I like helping people and I’ve seen so many people who were neglected.  If I couldn’t be a nurse, then I’d like to be a Home Health Aide. I’d especially enjoy working with the elderly or with children. They really need people who care about, and care for them. Unfortunately, due to health issues of my own, I’m unable to be a nurse, but I am a vendor of the Street Chronicle at the West Side Market. Working at the Market takes a lot of stress off of me and it gives me something to look forward to doing. I don’t have the time to think about the pain I may be in. I love seeing my regular customers and I enjoy meeting new people. They brighten my day and I hope I bring joy to their day.

In my perfect world, I would have the periodic aches and pains people have, not pain related to cancer and emphysema. I would wake up and have a pain-free life.  I’d be able to travel all over the United States and perhaps go to Disneyworld. I’d love to be able to have a job where I could stand on my feet more and not be in constant pain. Even though I don’t have the job of my dreams, I do have a job, with flexible scheduling, that allows me to get out of the bed and have a better life. Alone, I tend to lay around and not do much, which is part of the reason why I enjoy working at the Market.

In April, The West Side Market will be open on Sundays. That will give me another day to enjoy being and working at the West Side Market, and meeting more good people.

God Bless You All!

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