Wednesday, March 27, 2013

No, you can't always get what you want...

But if you try sometime, you might just find, you get what you need.

Those dang Rolling Stone know their stuff (said in my head with two case you were wondering).

It's a truth difficult to admit coming off of a bout of not getting what you want.  But, everything happens for a reason.

I never really liked science, but I liked the idea of a career in medicine helping people.  So I selected a relatively difficult major, did reasonably well, and then started applying to PA schools.  The first time, I only applied to the U of U, knowing I wouldn't get in but I wanted to give it a try.  I took additional classes and applied to more programs the next year.  Fail.  More classes, more time, more money, more applications...and fail.  Rad.

I tend to be fairly realistic.  I knew it was a long shot.  But I was still really hopeful.

I have accepted my big fat shortcoming for the most part.  More importantly, I have considered what I should to do next.  Physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, teaching, I didn't know.  I narrowed it down to nursing and teaching a while back.  I think nursing wins.  Input anyone?

I want a job that is flexible and allows me to be there for Avynlee and any future offspring.  Being a mom is so important to me.  I love the idea of being a stay at home mom but I am not sure it is best for Avynlee's future.  If I can work part time at a flexible, rewarding job, I can be there for her while still making a financial contribution to her future.  I want to be home with her as much as possible.  I want to help with things going on in her classes when she is in school.  I want to be able to attend her plays/games/meets or whatever she is involved in.  I want to be able to pay for her college.  I want to be an example of a strong, educated woman.  I think I would like being a nurse.  I think I would be good at it.  Hopefully it ends up being just what I need.

This is just one of many changes heading our way.  I'm kind of excited.

Valentine's Day

Friday, March 1, 2013

Christmas Pictures

We had such a great Christmas.  It is so much fun with a sweet little nugget around.  Here are pictures.  I'm only a couple months late. :)  If you're lucky I'll post Valentines pictures before Easter.  But don't count on it.