Decisions Decisions Decisions

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." - Hebrews 11:6

I'm at a point in my life where I really have to sit down and make the decision on WHAT I want to do for the rest of my life. I'm going back to school this fall and I am STOKED! Justin & I made the decision to stay at my inlaws while I am in school so that I can be JUST a student. I quit my job as a night auditor today, which really ticked off my boss, but there was NOTHING beneficial about that job! I have worked no more than 2 days a week, and yes the hours will pick up during the summer, but how does that help me during off season? So we will be living at the inlaws for a while, I will be unemployed and a fulltime student. I am working this summer ofcourse, this will be my 3rd summer in childcare for summer staff (before that I worked 3 summers in the cafe). I'm also considering taking a job offer I got at church to watch two kids during the day for the summer. She & her husband have their own business and need someone to watch their kids basically during school hours. My mom had both of her kids in kindergarten, and they are GREAT kids. But again.... the point I was trying to make was that I have to make a decision on what I want to go to school for. Ofcourse, I don't have to make this HUGE decision immediately, but if I make it sooner than later there's a better chance of me getting into the program early, taking the necessary classes and graduating early!

I've thought about lots of different career paths... some are better than others and surprisingly I have an interest in some I never though I would. I'll go down the list... The first is accounting, which sounds crazy coming from me who HATED math in high school. But I actually enjoy it! I did a lot of different things involving accounts and balancing and such at the law firm I worked at and I looked forward to doing it! LOL! The next one was Business Administration. Which would be for a career in a bank as a loan officer, human resources, or just a general supervisor. I liked being a receptionist (atleast the job aspect, ha) and the organization and everything that it took to do the job. The next would be Early Childhood/Teacher Associate. Most anyone that knows me knows that my life pretty much revolves around caring for children. At the moment I watch my friend Janelle's kids 2 days a week and I help with childcare at a church event on Tuesday nights. This degree would allow me to work everywhere from a childcare setting to being a Teacher's Assistant. If I did this, I figure eventually I could go to work as a teacher's assistant and go to evening classes at another school that offers an adult access program to get my teaching degree and possibly even my masters in teaching. But that makes me wary considering the economy today. I've also thought about Human Services Technology/Social Services. The degree isn't for a social worker, but it would allow to do much of what a Social Worker would do for children-elderly who need different ranges of care including, but not limited to, health, mental health, substance abuse, developmental delays and disabilities, public assistance/ welfare, case management, civil and criminal justice, domestic violence, homelessness/ housing, grief, death and dying, trauma, abuse and neglect, immigrant-based service delivery, religious-based service delivery, school-based service delivery, recreation-based service delivery, veteran’s issues, women’s issues, vocational training and placement. I like to help people, and I could totally turn that into a huge ministry! There are several medical field degrees I'm interested in also, they are Medical Coding, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Sonography & Radiography. And I could most likely double or triple major in these considering a lot of the classes are the same. Those are a lot of choices, and suprisingly they all would put me in a career that not only I could love, but would give Justin and me a better life someday.

It's a huge decision, but I'm ready to finally make it! Now I just gotta narrow them all down, ha!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
-Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Wendy said...

All of the career paths that you are thinking about sound awesome! It sounds like you have really done your homework about them!

Ps. If you know any part time jobs that are open...could you let me know. I'm on the hunt...I want out of David's Bridal! These "on call" shifts and them changing your schedule at a moments notice is getting really old! You can't have a life outside of there...and with family it's getting really hard! Thanks so much!!