Sunday, November 8, 2009

the cold hard truth...

Before I go off on a somewhat downer posting I want to take a minute to express how happy I am. I really can’t believe that 7 months ago I quit my job and move up to Ventura to be with my hubby. I mean geeze, since we were married we figured it was time to live in the same city and same abode. It was very scary to leave my job even though I no longer had a passion for it and dreaded going into work EVERY SINGLE DAY. It was the idea of leaving my paying job and going up to a new world and a new life that was making my insides feel all queasy. But I knew more than anything that it was the right decision to walk away from a job that was not allowing me to be the person that I wanted and was making me down right miserable. Fast forward 6 months and a few crying sessions later to me finding a job. Not just any job, more along the lines of a dream job. READ: by dream job I do not mean the job I want for the rest of my life, but the type of job field that I was hoping to get into in the next few years. Never did I envision that I would get the job now. I had thought I would have to work in a part time position somewhere making chump change trying to get the experience that I thought I needed. Little did I know that God was going to provide me with the job now. I loooooove going to work every day. And while I know it is still the beginning, there are so many differences here I know that I will be happy for a long time to come. I enjoy driving into work at 6:50 am! Before I couldn't even roll out of bed to get to work. Of course I managed to make it to work but rarely with a smile on my face.

Now, on to the cold hard truth, school. here I discussed my excitement to go back to school. Since then a lot of light bulbs have went off in my head. 1. I now have a job that I was hoping to obtain in the next few years. 2. The money we wanted to use from Scott’s GI Bill is not yet easily available to transfer over to me, thus we will go $30,000 in debt if I go to school now. If I wait a few years there is a high possibility it won’t cost us a single penny! Even if we have to pay some out of pocket expenses it won’t be anywhere near $30,000. 3. The next set of orders we get from the Navy will be sending Scott to a sea duty command, meaning he will be enjoying many 6-month deployments. To me that is a perfect time for me to get back into school, it will allow me to have something to focus on when he is gone. With those 3 huge points I know that if I went back to school now I would enjoy it but it would not be the right time and it would put both Scott and I in a lot of potentially difficult situations. And finally, 4. In talking with a few people I have learned there are certain degrees that will allow me to be a counselor in any state, and certain programs/degrees will require me to do more schooling in certain states. Of course the programs that are closest to me and would still allow me to keep my job etc are not the right programs! blah...I guess I leave it in the Lords hands...

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