Wednesday, June 13, 2012

School

I'm so excited for Brett! He is officially enrolled in school for the summer and his financial aid came through. It helps having two kids, that's for sure, when it comes to financial aid.

I've been thinking about going to school. I definitely want to have a {part time} career once my kids are in school full time and then I plan on working full time once they are grown and out of the house. I have been in real estate for 8 years and I love it *but* I wonder if I should pursue a career that is more consistent.

I love selling homes and helping friends, past clients, referrals, etc. The part I don't like and am not as good at is getting NEW business, knocking on doors, following up with FSBO leads, etc. I used to be great at this aspect of the business but I think having kids kind of killed that in me. My time has a new value that it once didn't have. Before kids, who cared if I spent 40 hours a week trying to generate business.  However, now that I have children to raise and arrange child care for, this becomes a new issue.

I have always been drawn to the medical field. I was in a program in high school that allowed me to intern in several different hospitals and I even got my CNA as a Senior. I loved many aspects of the career but ultimately wanted to work with kids. At the time, pediatric nursing was fairly competitive and I lacked the ambition and confidence to pursue the career.

Nursing is such a lucrative part time job and would work well with a family I think. But nursing schools are hard to get into.

It's just a big decision.

Ultimately I want to go to school for *something* though. I think education is important and I want to be a good example to my kids.

I'm praying that the Lord would put the desire in my heart for a career that glorifies Him and allows me to use my talents and abilities. The sky is the limit, right?

I'm also still praying for direction for Brett. He still doesn't have a clear idea of what he wants to do. Oh to be 18 and starting your college experience.....it's hard not to have regrets, even though our lives wouldn't have turned out the same had we gone down a different paths.

We'll see where this journey takes us!


4 comments:

MiMi said...

Honey,
I will be praying for you on what direction God wants you to go!
Love you for your energy!!!

Melissa said...

Awesome! I pray that God will give you wisdom & direction - and for your hubby too!

I always regret not finishing school, but then i don't think i could have done it - math & science were always mandatory even for english majors. AHHHH! Sometimes i want to go back, but then i remember i'm still paying for a degree i never got - not adding to that! No thank you!

That's cool that you are interested in medical though! You would be a great nurse!!

Dara Wills said...

You know, we should get together sometime to discuss nursing! I could tell you the pro's and con's from an insiders point of view. Mornings are best for me, we could do after Everett's nap in the morning if you want. Let's get COFFEE...doesn't that sound awesome?

weareabeginning said...

I think you'd be an amazing nurse, honestly! It would definitely be hard work but really rewarding, plus it is something you can do part time and still have it be very worth your while. My MIL and SIL are nurses and neither works 40 hours. I'll be praying for guidance and direction for you and Brett!