Amazing how one day you think you have your whole life planned out, then the next everything has changed. I thought I would be graduating this summer, then working as a full time Child Life Specialist at the Primary Children's Hospital.
Let me tell you a little story about tonight...
I'm starting my volunteering up at the Primary Children's Hospital every Saturday.
Tonight was the Orientation.
A Child Life Specialist came and spoke to us about what they do. I love the job. I want that as my career. A little piece of news she mentioned...
They are trying to get all of the Child Life Specialists to have a masters. There are only 3 full time specialists and 22 part time. Hundreds apply for the job. It's very competitive.
I have been thinking about getting a Masters Degree for quite a while. I haven't said much to anyone about it, cause people think that it's pointless for wives to get a masters degree when I should be a full time mom and only a mom someday. Well I do want to be a mom. I want to be a stay at home mom, that still has my hobbies. I still want to be my own person. Which is healthy for a family. Mothers are still their own person and should have their own thing that they still love to do.
Well I have found a Masters Program at UVU that I REALLY want to do. It's early childhood and education(no this is not elementary education). I could finish it in Spring of next year! It's seems almost unreal to me right now. It's such a perfect opportunity. It will open so many more doors for me in the world. Our question is...how are we supposed to afford two of us doing a Master's Program at the same time, full time, with me still volunteering at the hospital, and Derek and I being at 2 different schools that are more than an hour apart. We need to plant a money tree. That would solve all of our problems.
Another thing to throw in there....I still want to get my ASL Interpreting License, which I could also do through UVU. I think I could get all of this done in 2012. It's just how to pay for it all. I could work at UVU and we could get the benefits and free tuition? But I'd have to be working full time, and I don't think I could work full time and do class full time. Ugh.
Decision decisions. Keeps life exciting right!