"Don't quit your day job."

Monday, August 01, 2005

"Watch that first step - it's a doosey.."

Well, I guess I finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. (when being the key word) At age 33, I've decided to go back to school and become an EMT, as working just for a paycheck isn't fun anymore.

It was the day of my high school class reunion (I didn't go) that the realization hit - I have done nothing with my life. Sure, graduated from college with big dreams - and all I have to show for it is student loan payment every month. So after throwing myself a pity party, I came to the conclusion it wasn't too late. I contacted my local Red Cross to see about volunteering - and to make a long story short - decided to change careers.

And now for the hard part - actually doing it. So far haven't made a lot of progress, which is frustrating me. I did get my high school transcript today at lunch. It was so weird walking into the building - it hadn't changed in 15 years. The hallways were the same pukey peach. It was a rather simple process getting the transcript - I gave my name and year graduated - and 5 minutes later I was on my way. Acquiring my college transcript is a different story. Dealing with the registrar's office in not unlike dealing with the DMV. I have also filled out the online app to the community college, and today after work I'll go pick up a study guide (it's been awhile) for the assessment test that is mandatory, and sign up to take it. Hopefully I'll get everything set and registered for classes by Aug. 22nd.

As far as the blog thing, well, I'm not sure why I'm starting it. Ok, the biggest reason is I'm bored out of my skull at work. And I guess, so I hopefully I can look back after I complete my goal - and laugh my ass off.


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