I’ve talked several times about the fact that I have been in the same career since I first joined the Air Force at the young age of 18. Just three weeks after graduating high school I boarded a Grey hound bus and headed off to basic training. My job was chosen for me, as I joined “Open General” in hopes of getting a flight line job, but alas.
Here I sit in a hospital laboratory, just doin’ my thing 25 years later. And while this isn’t my career of choice, it’s a good job, that pays decently and provides for my family. So while I keep talking of taking chances and making changes, I know I need to be smart too. I’ve got one kid going off to college in less than two years and I don’t want her to have to carry the burden of huge student loans like I have to (still a LONG ways to go to pay for my MBA) in my life. I’ve got a little saved and will continue to save for her, but we all know they make college nearly impossible to afford in this day and age.
What’s my point? I’m never too old to learn!
Well, those that know me well know of my love of the beach. I loved the coast of Texas, and love the coast of Florida. Heck, any beach will do, really! I’ve made it abundantly clear to my husband that if he is going to continue his pursuits in furthering his Army career, my butt would be hunkered down on a beach somewhere while I continue to raise our youngest solo (once my oldest heads to college of course). So six months ago I applied for my Florida licensure, and finally have finished studying and taking my exam!!! Who got an 92%?!?!? This girl!! All I have to do is send in the paperwork and the check for my license. WOOT!!
So while this job may not be my dream job, it DOES provide a nice life for my family. Does that mean I am giving up on my dreams of being in the food industry? Heck no…that just means I am doing what’s best for my family first. It’s good to have dreams and goals, but those safety nets sure come in handy!
Are you a believer in having a “Plan B?” as a back up?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Who’s with me on starting over and getting back to working out this week, regularly?!?
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