Friday, May 25, 2007


My name is Matthew, I am 28 years of age and I live in a small town in Maine. For the past four years I have been contemplating a move back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I went to school to study paramedicine. In recent months I have finally decided that the time has come for me to move on from here again and so I have started a job search. I'm looking for a new career which will allow me to use my paramedic education to serve the greater good. My requirements for this new career are that I must make a decent salary; I must be challenged; I must remain in a position to help others.

A new career is only one facet of the change that I am embarking on. More important than a change in career I need a change in lifestyle. I am twenty eight years old and I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I am not going to mark a goal on here saying I'm going to lose a certain number of pounds by a certain date, nor am i even going to say that I am going to reach a goal weight. I am simply going to say that I am going to be healthy.

I have been able to accomplish any goal that I have set my mind to. When I was pressed to find the funding to go to school I found it. When I had to face my fears and move almost half way across the country I did it. When I decided that failure was not an option in any form I made my way through paramedic school despite great difficulty and dealing with undiagnosed depression that at times was debilitating.

I can be healthy, I can find happiness and I will do it.