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aubrey's plan for the next however long:

- work both jobs until january. do what i can to actually SAVE up money this time.

- quit michael's, look into a trade school to get me out of retail and into the medical field, one of those doohickeys that last 18 months or so.

- quit officemax and work in the medical field while putting myself through real college.

hopefully, by then, i will have a clue as to what i want to be when i grow up. i keep saying i want to do something in the medical field, but my greatest fear is that i will stay in retail until i'm done with 21874923875 years of college, just to find out that i HATE that field. if i still don't know at that point, i'll take the generic prerequisites, i.e. math, to get them out of the way.

i keep dreaming about going back to school, so it's becoming borderline fanatical about it. i really miss learning. i always did well in school, a's and b's, though i barely applied myself. i refused to do homework, i was HORRID at it.

that little factoid makes me fear college, if only for the homework alone.

and i'm sure that i'll have a bit of socializing in there, somewhere, possibly some dating, though doubtful. i AM eternally single, afterall.

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bigstusexy
Sep. 14th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
"i AM eternally single, afterall."

about the trade school 18 month thingie, make sure you do your work on them, see their history and complaints and reports. Not only that check on the actual campus you'll be going to.

Also if you can check on the feild and the demand for what you'll be doing. Make sure that once you are done you won't be stuck with something that isn't worth much or fighthing to find anything.


Good luck on your plan, you can do it just keep moving up the steps one at a time.
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
i'm glad that i did do the homework on the trade school thing - which is why i'm attending the 2 year school and transfering to the 4 year to get my bachelors, instead. i discovered that although i may not initially like the first job i get, once i have my bachelors in nursing, i can do pretty much whatever i want for pretty much however much i want. in casually peeking at jobs, it seems like most places in the u.s. (and in the world, really) are willing to pay for relocations and stuff, once i have experience under my belt. and if i don't like emergency, i can try pediatrics. if i don't like pediatrics, i can try psychiatric. and so on.

and thank you for your support, mah dear!
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scrumbles
Sep. 15th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
That sounds great! It's great to hear that you're going back to school. Join the club -- Larrissa and I are both going to PCC this fall. Hopefully you can get some good student loans to help you out financially... the government seems to be pretty generous with them these days. What sort of certification/program are you thinking about? I know a little bit about this stuff since I got a CNA certification while I was in Phoenix.
aubkabob
Oct. 24th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
i didn't know you were a certified cna!! we should talk more, dagnabbit!

i was thinking of going gung ho for an RN, but we'll see. i'm so terrified of going to school for forever and HATING my job afterwards. i want to get together with one of those people that can help me to discern what i would be good at/like to do when i grow up.
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faetal
Sep. 15th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
keep clark in mind
here's a list of the programs/majors they do, and the degree that you get when completing them.
each one should have more information including a timeline type thing.
there's good financial aid out there as well.

http://www.clark.edu/academic_programs/list_index.php
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
i'm soooooooo very happy that i went through clark for everything. maybe i'll do something else should i fail out (not likely now that i learned my lesson over the summer, knock on wood) but in the mean time, i'm quite happy with where i'm at and where i'm going.

wish i was 50 lbs lighter, but we all have to start somewhere.
scrumbles
Sep. 15th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, and you know, you might meet lots of hot guys if you started like performing onstage, maybe like harmonizing with some other local musician or something, who knows?
faetal
Sep. 15th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
for a while aubs was playing open mic nights at the Arnada... I think she (and you) should do that again. Now that we're all separated (sniff sniff) maybe we should all get together on a regular basis....

(HINT HINT)

besides, you and larissa are awesome.

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daundelyon
Sep. 15th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
Wandered in here via johnkeats, saw your icon, and well...TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER!!!! I <3 that series. *ahem* /fangirl
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
i'm SO behind (obviously!) on comments, so i just got this! glad you liked the icon - one of my absolutely favorite series ever. i keep meaning to read some of his other stuff, like the otherland series, but i keep not getting around to it. have you read his other stuff?
jenniffer
Sep. 15th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
The way I figure it, with something like the medical field...I'd go to a tradeschool, get my nursing degree or something...and then if you love it, you can go back and get a more intencive degree.

That way if you hate it, you haven't invested so much time.

Just my two Copper Abe's
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
that's totally what i was planning on doing, until i talked to people in the area and heard that it's near impossible to get a job with that sort of training in this area, for one, and for another, everyone that went to 'real school' treat you like total crap, all for just a buck or two more an hour than i'm making now.
icebox
Sep. 15th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
Megan went to Heald for a medical assistant degree, and liked it quite a bit, so you might want to check into that.

Also, if you just want to go to school but you don't know what to do, you should just think about getting your AA at Clark, and then you can move on to pretty much any school and get a Bachelor's in 2 years.
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
i'm so happy that i ended up doing what i'm doing. the more research i do and the more people i talk to (i talk to a lot of my customers, for example), it seems like it may be best to apply myself to clark 10000% and then apply somewhere else for official nursing school, as it's just too durned competitive. i figured that i would apply to clark for one, maybe two quarters, and then apply elsewhere after that.
soulresilience
Sep. 15th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
I second the associates idea. I know my local community college has an awesome nursing program too, so I'm sure yours does.

And you're not eternally single...you're just waiting to come out of...I mean, you're just waiting for the right guy!

;) <3
soulresilience
Sep. 15th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
P.S.

I'm sure you know I'm joking about the lesbian remark, but anywayz,
nursing program = lots of math...for whatever reason. just to warn you :)


<3
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spiralpegasus
Sep. 15th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
(I have joined the collective. Raar!)

Nothing wrong with being single at our age! Eternally single, though...

As for college, if you don't like homework, college will be problematic. I didn't either and its a minor miracle I squeaked out with a degree and a 2.5 GPA. On the other hand, retail... Yeah, college is a good idea. :D
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
i thought homework was going to be a big awful deal, but as part of my harsh training in summer vs. the more lax quarters ahead of it - as long as i schedule time between classes and between classes/work to do my homework, then i'll get it done no problem. if i have to rely 100% on doing it at home, it SO won't happen. if it does happen, then i'm stressed out to the gill.
devaux
Sep. 15th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Have you thought about nursing school? After getting a degree in English, my husband decided 6 years later to become an RN. It was a long haul, but he loves it.
colonelpanic
Sep. 15th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Eternally single? Aw, c'mon, we'd have like a billion babies by now if you only lived in Boston. Baby cats, I mean. I guess I mean kittens. OK. Shutting up now.
aubkabob
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
hee hee, you flirt!!

i was thinking the other day that once i get back to school, between that and my band actually playing live, i'll be exposed to a lot more people and i'll be forced to meet them, which will be good. on the other hand, until i graduate from school, i may be too busy to be able to apply myself well to a relationship, between everything that i'll be doing.

ah, well. if it happens, it happens.
belenen
Sep. 16th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
what interests you about the medical field?

You know what I think you would love? Massage Therapy.
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
- i love working directly with people. believe it or not, i'm a people person RL ;) as long as i'm not in weird social situations. social? still a shy reclusive nerd. at work? boystrous and outgoing and willing to do anything possible to help you out!

- i love that i won't have to pick out what to wear. clothes are dumb. that's one of the reasons i've stayed at officemax so long, too, is because i have a UNIFORM, and i didn't want to deal with having to dress myself again. yay scrubs! they're like pajamas with tennies!

- part of me wants to be USEFUL to society. i think i made a post awhile before we had met that i wanted to go into the medical field because of a massive fear that 1) i'll witness a car accident and be helpless to DO anything about it, or any other injury i'm around for 2) that i won't think that something going on with me is severe enough to seek medical attention, and i'll die from it (or a loved one). if something sub apocolyptic happens, i would like to be USEFUL.

- great way to meet men! (not really..)

- i'm ASSUMING that most of the full time jobs come with BENEFITS, something i don't have now, and haven't really had for almost 3 years now, and it makes me NERVOUS. so many times, there's something wrong with me, and i choose to wait it out because i don't want to deal with incruing the medical expenses involved. granted, i did find a free clinic that diagnoses and dispenses meds, but still...
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