Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Final Post Project/Addictions

What is the definiton of Motivation? What comes to your mind when you think of the word and what feelings do you have? Actually, taking this class has giving me better insight on what motivation has to deal with. It is not just the simple definition of being able to move and what pushes you to move, but it talks about all aspects of life and how they all intertwine. This class has taught me about what it means to be become well rounded and what incentives, motives, drives, pushes, and pulls I will have to overcome if I want the best for my life.

Several spects of the class were very interesting, for example, all the videos you put into the power points, but I am not going to lie when I say there were several not so good aspects, for example, the chapter on evolution and motivation. But it goes to show that what was taught to me, I now know that this was a valuable course where I learned a lot about myself and who I really am.

It took me a while to think about what I wanted to do on my final project. I had so many ideas on what to write and ione topic especially took an interest in me. And that topic is addictions. I come from a family of addiction, whether it be alcohol, smoking, or drugs. I have several family members that are alcoholics and are addicted to drugs. Many have ended up in prison and on a more personal note I had an aunt who passed away last february from drinking vodka and taking the pain killer oxycotin. She never awoke that next morning. The two depressent affected her repiratory breathing and her death was ruled as an accidental overdose. My brother on the other hand, was addicted to oxcotin, himself. I can say with great pleasure that he has overcame his addiction and is working on his recovery.

I have had my ups and downs but never to the point where I had the problems that my family member had. Life is not so easy growing up with the addictive behaviors that are still currently in my family. I am a mother of two beautiful girls, and a wife for twelve years to the most amazing husband in the world. My life today is pretty hectic and I have overcome a lot of obsticals. I don't have any videos to post about addiction since it is a horrible thing, but what I have already written, who would want to see the devistation that I went through? Not me!!

Overall, I am so gald that I took this course from you, Dr. Berg becasue like I said before it has opened my eyes to a wondeful journey that will guide me down the path to success. I want to thank you for your time and patience. Keep up the good work and continue to be good at what you do!! My goal is to work in the psychology field and get a better understading of how the mind really works.

This is my "Goofy" family

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