Sometimes it is not as easy as it seems, especially when life gets in the way. But you have the power to believe in your dreams and make them come true. I have taken the last year and a half off of work and school to focus on moving, pregnancy, moving again, motherhood, marriage and everything else that goes along with that. I have a million and one dreams. Of course not all of them will come true or happen for me, but dreams give you hope for a better tomorrow.
I am about ready to start working again and possibly start school up in the fall. My daughter is 6 months old and I have loved spending every minute with her these last 6 months. In a perfect world I would love to keep being a stay-at-home mom but financially I need to start working again for the future of our family. So I figure this is a good chance for a new beginning and fresh start. To everyone out there that might think it's too late to do what you want, it's not. I'm the perfect example. I have gone to two different colleges (almost 3), changed my major who knows how many times, and now at 23 years old I am doing it all over again.
I have years of experience working in childcare. I've worked as a caregiver/nurses aide (which I don't think I could do again). I got so tired of taking care of people's crap. No pun intended. These jobs would be the most practical for me to go back into because of my experience and schooling. However, I would really like to work in retail again (Shout out to all my Old Navy peeps!) as a merchandiser because my absolute dream job would be a Fashion Merchandiser or Buyer. I hope to someday get a BA in Fashion Merch. This is what I wanted to do in high school and when I first got to college. I majored in fashion design for a semester because they didn't have fashion merchandising. I loved every class except for clothing construction, and realized I did not want anything to do with making clothes. So not for me! So I fell back to nursing, which was another more practical option for me. I love the medical field but I thrive more on creativity and I get excited when thinking about a career I can be creative and savvy in. I only did 'okay' studying for the medical field because I did not enjoy the science or books of it. I felt I could not express myself. Helping others will always be something I want to do, but I can and will find other ways of doing that. I plan on working hard and working my way up. It's not going to be easy. A lot of people will and probably do doubt me, but I have the support and the drive to do what it takes.
My ultimate goal (right now) is to work as a Buyer, Stylist, or Merchandiser for a company or designer; or stay at home with my kids and run an online boutique. I know that I have many options so we will see what the future holds! Things change and people change. I know that whatever I end up doing it is going to be something I enjoy and love. You should deserve nothing less of that.
One thing I have learned is to not let people bring you down. If you have the passion and determination you can succeed. There is nothing worse than working a job you hate for the rest of your life and being miserable. Life is too short to live with regrets.
Big love and dreams,