As I mentioned in my last post, I have been doing a lot of thinking recently. The more I think, the more comfortable I become in my decision to stay an extra year in school. One of the main reasons I want to do this is for health insurance. My state, Massachusetts, mandates everyone have health insurance. However, I do not think I want to stay in Massachusetts after I graduate. So if I do not get a job, or go to a school, that offers health insurance, then I am out of luck. This would necessitate me living in Massachusetts to be sure I get the coverage I need.
I do not like that a lot of my decisions for my future are based on my health, or, more specifically, my health insurance. There are so many things that I want to do that I feel are being limited because the toll on my body would be too great, or it is kind of off the beaten path and I may not get insurance.
I bet this is something a lot of chronically ill young adults experience, and something that I would definitely want to discuss in the support group I want to start. It is something that has been weighing pretty heavily in my mind.
It is going to be a wonderful weekend here in MA. I am going to see my dad tomorrow and I have my last 8-4 shift on Sunday! I hope everyone else has a great weekend.