Has It Really Been Five Months?

I can’t believe I took so long to make a new post. Seems like I’m falling into my old habit of stopping things in the middle…

In my defense, a lot of stuff has been going on lately, and it’s hard keeping my thoughts straight when I’m constantly on the go. I started back to school in August, finally settling on getting my degree in Human Services. At first I was aiming for Social Work and Child Protection, but I have since started rethinking that decision. I am entirely too emotional to deal with the stuff I would be seeing all the time and would probably lose my mind (or get fired for slapping some idiot in the face after seeing how they abused their kid….). I still want to help and work with children, but the only thing that is currently available at my school is early childhood education, and I’m not sure if being a teacher is right for me.

I seem so lost, don’t I?

My school work has slipped, unfortunately. I can’t seem to focus now between work and school, and I just got hired on at a second job, so I will be most likely working seven days a week for the next couple of months. The second job is only seasonal, but I have already told them that I would be willing to quit my first one if they could hire me on as part-time. I start this weekend (two days a week at 12 hour days…. Good thing it pays well!) I’m so ready to get out of my old job. I know it will be hard balancing two jobs and school, but I am in desperate need of money.

I’m determined to do better in school next semester. I have already registered for my classes and am working hard to get my grades back up in my classes for this semester. I still have a lot of thinking to do with how I want to use my degree and the path I need to take through school, but at least I have my foot on the ground.

Does anyone have any advice they can give me on how I could use my degree to my advantage, so I’m not wasting my time and effort going through all of this?



6 thoughts on “Has It Really Been Five Months?

  1. Wow. Sounds like you have a lot going on.

    I will say one thing — don’t rule out Social Work and Children’s Services entirely. Yes, it would be hard, but remember, too, that you would be helping children who need it. I worked in domestic violence shelters for years. Everyone thought that it must have been so depressing and hard, but it wasn’t. I was doing something to help these women. And you would be doing something to help children who need a voice and a compassionate person. Think about it.

    • Thank you so much for the advice. I will rethink my decision. I know I want to have a positive impact on children’s lives. I come from an unstable household, and although my parents and I are on better terms now, there are still a lot of things that had happened that made me wish I could have had someone to talk to about. I just want to provide what I didn’t have to someone who needs it.

  2. Hello,
    sounds like you’re very busy! How about something with Counseling? Will your degree allow you to do that?

    • I believe it would. I would have to tweak it a bit and have more psychology, though. My friend is going into counseling. Thanks! I take that into consideration. If anything, I can talk to my friend and weigh the pros and cons.

      • Well, I actually have played around with the idea of teaching as well. Maybe special education. Both of my brothers have learning disabilities, and the public schools where I live aren’t suitable for even the people who learn at a normal pace. I’m starting to tutor them myself because I hate seeing them struggle, and also it will help me figure out if I want to pursue a career in teaching.

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