Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dreams...

Most people can figure out there life dreams while they are little.  Many have something they want to do when they are older, love doing that job, find a location that suits them well, have a few great friends, etc.

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
Now I have no idea how I will do all of these things and still pay my student loans and have money to live on, but ideally there is a career out there for me.  Does involve me going back to school at somepoint? Maybe, but not necessarily.  Would I love to figure all of this out and have a grand master plan- heck yes- I'm a total planner!

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 :)