Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Eek! Big decisions!

I am on the brink of a major decision in my life. I have decided to go back to school. This is very scary for me, but I am also excited.

However, it is not that easy. I have been having a lot of conversations and arguments inside my head as to what I want to do when I "grow up". I have three different careers that I would really love to pursue. They are very different, all three have many pros and cons, and they all vary in salary.

The three careers I have narrowed it down to are sanitation worker, forklift operator, and receptionist.

Just kidding, I really had you there didn't I? Anyhoo, my three choices of professions are.....drumroll please........


I know, very random choices. Ever since I was a wee one, I dreamed about being a teacher. I loved school, even high school. I had some fantastic teachers that really made a difference in my life. I started school three years ago, with every intent of pursuing my teaching dreams. But a certain red haired pixie came along and forced all school related thoughts right out of my exhausted brain. I planned on going back, and I did for one semester, but it was much harder than I expected.

But the past year I have been so fascinated by the health care industry. I can totally picture myself as a nurse, specifically an OB or pediatric nurse. The health care industry is ever growing and is one profession that will always be around. I have always been fascinated with the human body and biology. Our local college has an amazing RN program. It is very competitive, but a really fantastic program.

And the writing thing...something I have always, always wanted to do. I have a story that I wrote when I was only four years old about Santa Claus coming into a house through the fireplace and tripping over the striped cat that was stretched out. I had a notebook that I was constantly writing short stories in. I have hundreds of ideas floating around in my head about what I want to write. Magazine articles, a collection of short stories, a novel, a young adults series, I want to do it all!

It's so scary to think of finding something I want to do forever. I won't lie, money is somewhat important to me, but I really want something I can be passionate about. Because if you don't love your job, you're screwed. I want something that is family friendly and allows me to spend a lot of time with my kids. I want to make a difference! I am going back to school this fall and taking a few more of my core classes. That will give me a little more time to decide what I want to do. You know what though? I love school! I really enjoy classes, homework, essays, even tests!!

Some major decisions to make, a lot of responsibility and pressure to worry about. Scary stuff!


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Hooray for loving school! I loved school so much, I couldn't imagine being anything besides a teacher. Well, maybe a writer. ;)
All three of your choices are wonderful and each would really fit you. It will be good to take your time and explore your options while you finish your core work.

Good for you, mama!

kouredios said...

You can do it Jules! Absolutely. And you would be fantastic at any of those three.

Laura said...

Julie! I'm so excited for you! Definitely a big decision, but what a fantastic opportunity to live out a dream. I think you'd be fabulous in any of those three vocations!

Nichole said...

Wow Julie!!! Good for you!!!!You could be a HS creative writing teacher!! And write stories about No seriously, what an awesome example you're setting for your girls!!

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooooooooo! HOw exciting! :)

I like Nichole's Idea! :) You can do it! Whatever you decide. We are behind you 100%!

Jen said...

How awesome Jules!! My sister is in nursing school right now--it is hard but she loves it!!

It will be hard with two little ones no matter what you choose, but the rewards will totally be worth it!

Nichole said...

Let me just say....SUMMERS OFF!!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

How great! I've toyed with the idea, but just don't know where I'd find the time. Good luck!

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