I Want To Be...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I'm currently not employed.  I have my singing that brings in a little bit every month but I've been unable to find a ...J-O-B.  I was a SAHM for nearly 10 years at the time of my divorce.  The economy was already on the downslide then and with so many qualified people unemployed, who wants to hire someone who has been out of the workforce that long.

What do you want to be when you grow up?  I've never been able to answer that question.  I've envied people who always knew what they wanted to do in life.  I'm the jack of all trades.  I've worked as a waitress, dept store sales clerk, showroom reservationist, fast food worker, medical assistant, day care teacher, administrative assistant, I've set up and taught the employees of a public school system how to run inventory software, car salesman and floor manager, house and window cleaner.  Those were all jobs, that doesn't even count what you do as a mother.  

"Breastfed and wiped butts for 7 years straight" is not something I can put on my resume.  Come to think of it, if I did and someone called me for a job because of that...would I really want an interview?

You want me to do WHAT?

I've been to school for a number of things too.  The first time at the University I was a music major.  I guess we all have dreams of being a rock star. A few years later, I attended a school for medical assistants.  I passed that course with flying colors and then went to work for a couple of pediatricians.  I didn't mind the work.  Hours were long and 6 days a week!  I hardly saw my daughter.  I love kids and would make friends with them, then I'd have to give them their shots and they hated me after that.  After 3 years, I decided to go back to school again.  This time for engineering.  At the end of my first semester, I met my future husband (The Ex) and a year later we got married and moved to Colorado where he had a job waiting for him.

Now, I'm thinking about school again.  After all, you're never to old to learn right?  So I was thinking medical transcriptionist.  I was trained to do it when I was learning to be a medical assistant.  I'd have to take a refresher course but I know there are jobs available.  Here's the thing though, it's BORING!  It was boring  25 years ago and I'm sure it's still boring today.  I guess I should tell you that I've been known to fall asleep waiting for a youtube video to buffer.  I don't drive further than 30 minutes because I will start to fall asleep at the wheel.  Will I be able to make any money if I fall asleep between every paragraph?  Not to mention all the ...kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...that I need to delete from my fingers pressing the keys during my little cat nap.

Now I'm thinking web or multimedia design.  It let's me use my creative..juices...does that sound bad?  It will allow me to work from home so I'm here for the kids when they are here.  I can practice on my blogs and my own websites.  To borrow a phrase from one of my nephews...it sounds a heck-alot more fun.  I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up but it would be nice if I at least enjoyed my work.

Here is one of the things I do enjoy.  My alter ego singing "Seduces Me"


Yankee Texan said...

I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award because I love reading your blog. You can find the details here

CRAP Mamma said...

Hey Kar, thanks for following me, I've now returned the favour.

As for getting a job - definately go for something you enjoy over something you're just trained to do. By the way (and pardon my ignorance) is that YOU singing in the youtube clip. If so, you're good. Really, really good!!!

Kar said...

Yankee Texan Mom - Thank you for the award! My very first!

Crap Mamma - I agree about doing something I enjoy. Thanks for visiting and following. Yes that is ME singing. I have an "alter ego" she sings and writes... smut...as one of my friends calls it. One day everyone will meet both sides but not yet. Thank you for the compliment though.

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