Monday, May 5, 2008

When I grow up....

I am trying to decide if I want to go back to school. I kind of have a plan but who knows. I have my Bachelor and Master's Degree in Social Work. When I graduated with my BSW I started working for Child Protective Services. I was there 6 years (up until Twinkie was born) and then we moved here. I worked last year at the High School here as a counselor and I loved it. So I decided to go to school to become a school counselor instead of the more specialized one I was. I took two internet classes and stopped when I became pregnant. I guess I realized at that point I would probably end up staying home again.

I can't go back to CPS. I mean I am a slacker mom but I just can't deal with loser parents anymore. I always saw myself working in a hospital as a social worker. However, when I did my internship (2 years) in the hospital we were in a large city. That is what I loved...the chaos, the emergency type aspect of it. Now we live in such a rural area it's not the same.

When I was working at the hospital, I thought I would like to be a nurse. To end a llloooonnnnggg story, I want to apply to the nursing program here. I have a couple classes I would have to take so I probably would only take one class a semester and apply for the program next year. It takes 18 months. By then Tater will be in preschool. So that is the plan. We'll see.

I can't believe that I am 31 years old and still don't know what I want to do with my life. Of course, I could see myself staying home with my children. I could also see me having a career I enjoy and only have to work part-time but still make okay money. We all know social workers make crap. Not that it's about the money....but that does help.

Okay, thanks for reading my huge life dilemma about what I want to be when I grow up (well other than a professional student).

1 comment:

AFRo said...

I've looked into retirement. I'm pretty sure that's what I'm going to do when I grow up.

Seriously though, I live in a rural area too, but I think this area needs social workers more than anywhere in the big city because we are small, we tend to be looked over by the ones who actually know what they are doing.

My mom is 47 and never completed her college degree. She has worked for a company called MedAssist for years and just started back to work on a social work degree.