Okie Dokie...so life in its ever craazzzy way of twisting and turning has made a new decision for me....
So, in all of my researchin' I have found that a nursing degree is probably not the best option. In spite of my previous 7 years of college I would need to tack on an extra 4-5 years!!! After much praying and soul searching, I have decided that this is not the best idea. Too much more in student loans and too much more time. I need to be out in the work force like yesterday....so I tried something else....
I decided on a whim to get in touch with my connections at Idaho State to see, just to see, about getting my music education credentials and how long it would take...it was like opening Pandora's Box...all of a sudden I was sucked in and things started working out left and right. The Lord has a funny way of showing us exactly what we need. I knew I'd felt right about going back to school, but all the obstacles I was facing were making me doubt it, and then, when I made the decision to try to get my music ed degree it seemed like a weight was gone and everything could be lifted, move and work.
So...I will return to the hallowed halls of my alma mater to, in essence, finish what I've started in January. This brings a new list of things to do, but they aren't too major. I have to re-audition for voice lessons- a little difficult considering we re-fached me at the end of my Master's degree experience (just my luck, I spent 3 years as a coloratura and then I'm told that I am a lyric....totally different repertoire, totally different use of the voice mechanism in the head register....I definitely need some more lessons, fah shizzle...) but I will manage. They love me, and all should be well. I also have to meet with the people in the education department to determine if I am going to try to be on the fast track for the ed department or if I will take the ed classes in a normal course...I'm thinking fast track, but we will see what they recommend.
I'm moving back in with my parents...now, some of you might be having a WTF moment...I will say this: I love living with my parents. I love feeling needed and I love being around my family. I think spending all this time away from them has made me appreciate them even more. I am so blessed to have the family and parents that I have. They all work so hard to help me because they know I will do the same for them. Its a good time.
So, life is back on track. I was feeling pretty lost in Missoula. I loved my friends there, but it just felt like I was missing something or that something was off. The minute I got back to Idaho Falls those feelings went away. I have a new focus and I'm feeling ready for the next season of my life. I have my wish list, and I hope Heavenly Father is nice enough to bless me with the things that are on it, but I think with the track that I'm on, I will be good even if I don't get them.
Hooray for change!
Hugs and Loves until next time!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Okay...I know its been a while since I've written. Life has been super duper crazy. I have, however, made some huge decisions that are going to alter the course a little bit... I don't necessarily feel that I ascribe to any political party, so not "staying the course" leans me a little bit more towards the democratic side, but sometimes you just need to change (I'm sorry,that was a horrible joke, I'm tired...)
I've been involved in a Cabaret show for the last week and a half and I am EXHAUSTED! I've had so much going on between late night rehearsals and work that I haven't had a moment for myself. I know the costume isn't as modest as I'd like it to be, but the director was pretty hard lined about what he wanted from everyone costume wise...I quickly go to the bathroom at intermission and put on my G top because I was able to work out a deal so I could have a jacket in the second act...yeah...I'm not so sure I'm going to do another show...
As far as the big changes are concerned....wait for it....
I'm going to go back to school....
To do what? A doctorate? Get my Music Ed stuff? WROOOONG! Thanks for playing,
I'm actually planning on trying to get into nursing school. I will have to do a semester of prerequisites before I apply to any nursing program, so right now I am just working on getting into a school that is close to home (I miss Idaho!) and then after I've done the prerequisites I will take it from there.
Missoula is nice, and I've learned a lot about myself, the world, and life here, but I think its time to move on. Lately, I find that my heart has been more drawn to home and family and I also have been reviewing my finances and finding that perhaps going back to school would be in my best interest as far as job security is concerned. I am super excited to go back to something that I've always been interested in and loved. I think learning about the human body and how to help treat the sick and afflicted is going to be one of the most awesome and humbling experiences I will have in my life to date and I am eager to take on the challenge.
I applied to Boise State, BYU-Idaho and I am looking into the ISU outreaches in Meridian and Idaho Falls. In either place, I will be able to live with family and be close to the things that most important to me and that makes me super excited too!
Well, I'm off! I have other things to do and places to go! I'll catch you on the flipside!
Hugs and Loves until next time!