Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Life Intersections

We all have them. Points in our life when we can keep going straight, or turn either left or right and start on a new path.

My sister is at such a point. She has the opportunity to go back to college this fall, and the question she has to decide is whether to pursue a nursing career or a teaching career. Although I might be a smart aleck and ask her why not a Teaching Nurse? Someone has to train the nurses, right?

My friend Tempy is at such a point. She recently quit her full time job here. She's a single mom and even though she's living with her boyfriend now, they work different shifts so the entire 'making sure the kids are taken care of' was still an issue. She had moved farther away from our work place, and so had farther to drive...therefore more opportunity to fall asleep while driving herself home. So she's trying to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. Start her own small business...go back to school...what exactly?

I'm right there with her! I would love to be able to walk away from this job. The stress of working for a perverted boss who doesn't do his job is growing. The locker room humor that is prevelant when he is working is getting old as well. There is a writing course I'm thinking of taking this winter, which would give me some college credits. I had thought about taking the same nursing course my sister is thinking of, but Justin and I never really had the money to put towards the entrance fees {although he has no problems putting money down for his Xbox games...but that's another story!}

I've been trying to find another job, but so far nothing's developed. I've interviewed twice for Caregivers, but have never gotten that second call back. I even put an application in at Dunkin' Donuts! I figured I'd eventually get tired of the smell of donuts and never want to eat one again!

I'm in the consideration for being the next supervisor here and that's another stress I wouldn't want. The pay raise just would not be worth the stress. It's ok on nights that go smooth. It's the cranky nights I have a problem with...or the cranky people!

Tempy and I have even talked about going into business together, cleaning people's houses. I kind of like that idea, even though I don't like cleaning. I have a feeling it wouldn't be forever for either of us, that it would just be a stepping stone to something else in our lives.

Idk. Choices choices choices!

Whatever I decide, it will have to be soon!