For me all of my life I wanted to be a nurse. So off to college I went, I got accepted to nursing school, went 2 semesters- hated the teaching staff and the clinicals we had to do! I did an internship after that year and really found out that I don't think nursing was what I was supposed to do. So I went to community college to figure out my life. Well that figuring lead me to business school. I completed a 2 1/2 year program in a little over a year, while working full-time. I worked at a gymnastics facility and at the time thought I needed something different. Looking back- I loved the people I worked with, loved having all of the interaction with the kids, and loved the freedom and responsiblity of the job. After working at the gym I entered "Semi-corporate" world as I refer to it. I am a desk monkey for 8 hours a day, except for one week where I never sit behind a desk. During that week I work 100+ hours in 7 days outside in the heat. Before working this job, I thought I would love what I was going to do- little did I know that it would be something that made me very unhappy.
Looking forward some things I have realized:
- I love working with kids, always have, probably always will
- I need interaction with people- not just someone on the telephone
- I am not a person to sit and have nothing to do
- Commuting sucks! (think 45 minutes each way)
- I love being able to go outside and get a little refresher and not sit in an office all day
- Doing what you truely love is good for the soul
For now, I deal with my job and dream of someday loving what I do and not lying about how my jobs is.
Until then....lets all wish we were here:
We spent 5 days there and would go back in a heartbeat :)