Thursday, May 22, 2008

When I grow up...

I still haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up. This is either my biggest hurdle, or my biggest excuse for not finishing school. I thought I'd throw it out there into Blog-land and get some opinions. I have too many interests in too many areas for me to think that there is the ONE right career path for me. What are your thoughts?

My original path when I started college was Early Childhood Deaf Education. I also pondered interpreting. Three children and fluent Spanish later (not in that order), I would need to almost start over if I go this direction. I remember a lot of ASL, but I am no longer fluent. I have been blessed to pick up languages rather easily (as opposed to my math skills) so I don't think it would be too hard, as much as time consuming. The required classes just for interpreting would take about 6 semesters full time.

Another option is the medical field. I have often pondered nursing school, but not as a viable option at this point in my life. I have been looking at the radiology tech program at SLCC, but don't have many details. Any one out there familiar with this?

Completely unrelated to the above options, I would love to be a professional event planner. I LOVE planning large activities (much to the chagrin of my sweet hubby) and if there was money to be made there, I would be interested. I love the thrill of finding the unknown or under-utilized activity and sharing it with others. Too bad people don't use travel agents anymore!

I was a dental assistant in another life. (My pre-mommy life) Then there's my time at Blue Cross Blue Shield, so there's always medical coding or insurance. After time at a bank and processing mortgages for my dad, I am pretty sure the financial world is not for me, so cross that off the list.

Did I leave anything out? What are your thoughts. Right now I feel a bit like one of those "choose your own adventure" stories. If you have an idea of where my life should go, turn to that page and let me know how it looks. I feel blessed to have the talents and resources to even consider all these things! I know I should pray about it first and foremost, but I am afraid that I would then have to act upon my answer and I'm not sure I'm ready for that leap. I am a little old to be pondering these things but I'm not getting any younger, right.

I would like to hear your thoughts on the subject, so please tell me what you think. Thanks for listening to me ramble!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you should learn about farming and become a turkey farmer's wife.

The Gibbys said...

I like the first comment, must be from Tim. I think you would be a great nurse. You are very caring, and compassionate. You could also do what Court did and become a pharmacy tech. Not as much schooling as becoming a nurse, but still helping sick people.

I do think you are already great at your current job of mommy, but I understand that once they are older you may want something to do. Since you are not already busy enough with kids, crafts, and church callings. Oh, I forgot, political duties as well.

Hillary said...

Ooh, a turkey farmer's wife sounds perfect! You are a great party planner, but how do you do that with the 3 kids, cuz that's probably not just a daytime job. You've been talking about nursing school for such a long time now, so I think that's what you should do.

Crystal said...

Oh Corrine. I have been debating this thing in my life too. I think it is because I just had my last baby, we can't have anymore. So I am thinking now what.

I didn't know all these things about you. I might be right there with you going back to school. It is so hard to want to spend money on school, but hopefully it will be worth it.

This Place is a Disaster! said...

"And all these things shall give thee experience."

-Do what you like until you don't like it any more.
-Try it all, and find out what you are good at - keep doing those things.
-Work on the things you realized you are not good at.
-Compromise when needed, but don't be too hard on yourself for doing it.
As long as you can say you did your best, you have nothing to fear.

As for the turkey wife - if it makes your eternal goal come to fruition, so be it!

Goddess Rhiannon said...

Oh pleazzzzz do nursing school with me! It is LONG, but would be much easier to take with a friend. I've been accepted at SLCC and will be up in a few weeks to do some talking with advisement. Before I make a move from snow...

It's hard and long, but so much fun! I can't wait to poke people... actually it's just a stepping stone for me, but one that pays good and is great for moms.

Jared,Tamara & Kylie Morgan said...

I agree with the others... I think you would be a fabulous nurse. A lot of work to get there. But the pay is good and schedules work well with mommies. Go for it!

Em said...

Corinne, you would be the best nurse! Remember on Acapella tour you were always prepared to help anyone who was sick...

My vote is nursing school, for sure.

Prestwich said...

I would go with a farmers wife. You might be the only medical care for miles. You can plan large events like, calving, lambing, branding, getting new turkeys, and so much more, plus you would be the farmers financial advisor. Should I go on?

Courtney said...

I think you should go into social work and being a child advocate for the foster kids. You could utilize all three languages, your childhood development skills, planning, and even probably some of the political things you are learning about. Plus the children in the foster homes and that don't have parents to love them could really benefit from having someone so loving and kind as you on their side.

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