Day number two..
Topic: What was your dream job when you were a kid?
The first dream job I can remember is a teacher.. back in elementary school. As I grew older I realized that I didn’t have what it took to be a teacher – patience for other people’s kids.
Over the course of my middle and high school years I changed my mind many times about what I would go to college for and eventually do in my professional career. When I graduated high school I immediately started college and was majoring in Accounting. This didn’t last long. The work was easy but was way too tedious for my liking so I switched my major to Early Childhood Development. Again, this didn’t last long. It just wasn’t for me. Working with kids, on that level, just was not what I was meant to do. During this time I found out I was pregnant and I thought I would stick it out because I could learn a lot about children and have fun with it. I ended up failing out of my classes due to being on bedrest and my professors not working with me on getting my work or me missing classes.
I took a while off school and when I went back I decided to go for just a certificate that would allow me to advance at my current (at the time) job. I finished that in August of 2014, had our second daughter in September 2014, and then left my job to become a SAHM in May 2015.
In August of 2015 I decided to go after a degree I kept going back to but never took the jump because of having kids, a full time job, and not knowing if I could handle it all. I began this journey knowing that I wanted to work with people who had been victim to domestic violence, more in particular children. During this time I had to do an internship and the company that dealt with domestic violence did not get back to me in time so I had to choose something else so that I could get my credits and graduate. I ended up doing my internship with a hospice agency and while meeting with one of the families got the message that I was meant to work in that field.
So, long story short.. I went from wanting to work with children to knowing that I belong in the hospice field. I just graduated in May 2018 (finished my classes in August 2017 but couldn’t walk until May) with my Associates of Applied Science in Human Services and I am now working towards my Bachelors degree in Human Services. I will be graduating in May 2019 and we will see where I go from there.
Until next time..