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!