Today’s Daily Post suggestion: What occupation did you want as a child?
As a young girl child, of course, I wanted to be a Veterinarian! But as I went through school and had teacher after teacher say; “you should become an attorney.” I did all I could to stir clear of that career. I graduated high school with honors in English and Economics. I began community college during my Junior year of high school, seeking my first degree in general education with the aspiration of maybe becoming a kindergarten teacher.
Life got in the way, we moved to Oklahoma, I enrolled in a private college there and with much pressure enrolled in the Registered Nursing program. I hated it. I hated the germs, the smells, but mostly I hated the Thanksgiving dinners where my mother, brother, my sister-in-law, and grandmother discussed the hospitals! I dropped out.
A few years and three kids later, I enrolled at yet another private college and got my associates degree in Paralegalism/Legal Assistant, how ironic, right?
Today, I am a Certified Dog Trainer specializing in training service dogs. In a sense I became a teacher. I enjoy teaching people and their dogs how to have better relationships. I learn something new every day from my clients and their dogs.
I graduated from high school in 1990 it’s been quite a journey and as I look back while I write this I have no regrets and wouldn’t change what I’ve learned and experienced along the way. Sure it would have been easier if I had followed the advice of my teachers and went to law school back in 1990 but I would have missed out on life.
In today’s work world you have the opportunity to have multiple careers I’m on my third and I’m already planning my fourth. I can’t wait for the next adventure.