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What are you doing with your life??
Old 03-06-2010, 02:00 PM   #41
 
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I'm taking Liberal Arts right now, so I guess I'll be going into something English related...

I know it's kind of late, but i still have no idea what I want to do with my life. For now, I'm going along with being an ESL teacher.

I'm currently looking for a job. I was a cab dispatcher for a few years before I moved to Ottawa, and then i worked for Laura (clothing store) for a bit before they merged with another store and let some people go.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #42
 
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Well in high school I was studying nursing. I got my CNA license and did that for 2 years after I graduated... but I got burned out quickly in it because I took on extra aspects of the job that I shouldn't have while being a full time college student. I graduate with a BS in Biology in May. Currently, I'm studying ABA therapy and applying it towards working with an autistic child. And from there (as I said in another thread) I want to study to be an Osteopathic physician specializing in family medicine.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:06 PM   #43
 
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I have had a couple different jobs...worked in a nursing home for a short time and at an ice cream store for a VERY short time....but my main passion has always been animals....started as a volunteer wheni was 14 at my family veterinarian and have been there for the past 10 years.....I have gotten through some college but with my son and all his medical problems it has been tuff....So i havent yet gotten my veterinary technician certification....but good thing for me my boss doesnt really care about your schooling as long as you know your job....I can say i LOVE LOVE LOVE my job and wouldnt ever do anything else!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #44
 
Wow.....This make me feel pretty old.....I am retired from the medical field, worked over 35 years and loved every minute of it....especially when I ran the ER...oh my... the stories I could tell......I think the best job I had when I was a teenager was working with my uncle that was a large animal vet and making the house calls, especially on the horses...that is my true passion Horses......lived on a horse nearly my whole life or at least it felt like it......just their smell makes me smile....sadly I can no longer ride as that was the reason or cause of my current medical issues...broke my neck/back on a horse and if I could ride today I would....still have one horse left...I just can't bring myself to sell him.......so I traded in my passion astride 1200lbs of horse for over a ton of water in aquariums...lol......love the challenge of breeding fish it can be rewarding making something yourself and learning on the way.......

Education in todays world is so important, how things have changed since I went to school...life was so much easier back then and I feel for what you younger folks have to deal with in todays world...when I went to school to get my degree I worked 2-3 jobs (32h/wk) carried 12-16h/semester, no kids so I was lucky with that, and I had to pay for everything..too stubborn to accept help and didn't want to owe the government (this was the 60's) and I told myself every day that this was not forever and it would be over soon and I would have everything I always wanted......and it was... and I did...lots of hard work and long hours......and now the government pays me well........too bad I can't get out of the house...but that is my fault...dare devil.........now I am sure all you fine folks think I am one crazy ole hippy.... your right....I am.....laffs.....

Get your education and work hard....and don't let anyone tell you..."you can't" because "you can"... the pay off is awesome and worth it...... Believe in Yourself.........and don't give up......
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #45
 
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Kuddos OFL. Folks like you are a thinning breed. Working for what ya want is how it's done. Hand outs lead to telling you what you can or can't do. Hat off to ya.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:48 PM   #46
 
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Well said Oldfishlady.

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #47
 
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Agreed OFL!
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:22 PM   #48
 
I agree, too.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:28 PM   #49
 
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Well in high school I was studying nursing. I got my CNA license and did that for 2 years after I graduated... but I got burned out quickly in it because I took on extra aspects of the job that I shouldn't have while being a full time college student. I graduate with a BS in Biology in May. Currently, I'm studying ABA therapy and applying it towards working with an autistic child. And from there (as I said in another thread) I want to study to be an Osteopathic physician specializing in family medicine.

I worked with children with autism for 1.5 years doing ABA. Wow, some amazing break-throughs that occurred... no cure of course but amazing improvements.


Well, I was homeschooled 5-8th grade because in public school I used to get in trouble for reading TOO much of the assigned book (i.e. 5 chapters instead of 2). Parents got tired of that and pulled me. Homeschooling was great for me as I got to study when, how, and how much I wanted. Then I got tired of my mom and told her I wanted to go to public high school... what a mistake. Kids were annoying/immature, classes (even AP) were WAY too easy... so I dropped out the middle of my junior year, homeschooled myself, graduated 1 year later (one semester before I was "supposed" to graduate) and had 38 credits to college. Totally nixed my freshman year of college in high school... woohoo and GOOD RIDDANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL!

I majored in Spanish, minored in Psych, and dabbled in Russian. Graduated, taught kids with autism for a year and a half then finally found a Spanish teaching job nearby. Now I teach middle school Spanish... some day I adore middle school, some days abhor.... But I try to give kids the kind of educational experience I WANTED while in school... and not punish them for being smart or motivated.

My husband and I travel to an orphanage in Guatemala and work there in the summer when we are able. We have only been together there once, but are planning on going back before we have kids. I also went in college.

That's about it, I s'pose..

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Old 03-07-2010, 10:40 PM   #50
 
Wow, I am unbelievably shy when it comes to talking about my personal life, but here goes!

I'm currently studying fiction writing and am in the early stages of writing a novel..

Also do work as a Reiki Practitioner (just finished Reiki Master Level)

Interest wise in life I dabble in many areas...

Nature, Shamanism, Spirituality, Science, Astronomy, Poetry, The Paranormal, and Photography..
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