This week for the writers workshop I am going to talk about number 3 which is You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose? As I sit here and think about changing careers the one thing that keeps coming to the front of my brain is that I wish I had finished school and that I was a registered nurse. I basically dropped out of school after I got pregnant and had my daughter. It has been so long since I have been in school that when I think about going back to school now I don’t know that I could or that I even want to go back to school to get my nursing degree.
I remember when I was in college people always said don’t stop going to school because once you stop or take a break you won’t go back. At the time I was in school I always thought that was stupid because I never saw myself not finishing school even if I took a break. Now that I have been out of school for years and years the last place I want to be in the world is back at school with teenagers and people who are younger than me. I am that weird person who loved school and now the thought of going to school again literally makes me sick to my stomach.
The more years I spend at the job I am at now the more I realize that I am probably going to be here forever because at this point I have done it for almost 8 years and it is all I know anymore. I remember starting this job thinking it was just going to be something until I could go back to working at a nursing home and now the longer I am here the more I realize that I don’t mind doing accounting and things like that.
It is funny to me how I have changed and my thoughts on what I want to do when “I grow up” have changed so much. I am glad I have the job I do and I am also glad that I think I am finally okay with not being in the medical field anymore. It will always be something that I love and something that just comes naturally to me but I don’t think I would be able to do the job because of the Multiple Sclerosis and things like that.
If you could change your career what would you want to do now?
Here are all the prompts for this weeks writers workshop if you want to join in on the fun.
1. Write a blog post inspired by the word: guilty
2. Write a poem for your mother.
3. You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?
4. I know my kids really love me because…
5. Describe a home cooked meal that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.