What would you do if you could change your career?
This is something I'm actually going through right now! I guess you could say I'm really starting a career instead of changing one...
I seem to do things backwards. Most of my friends went to college, finished college, got married, and started careers long before they had kids. I quit college after two years, got married, had kids, and worked part-time jobs here and there as my family needed. A few months after we moved to Texas, I started working almost full-time at my current job, a trainer and manager at a women's gym.
I had been working for about a year and a half when I started thinking about going back to school. I came to terms with the fact that I couldn't go back to being a stay at home mom, and I decided that if I have to work, I want to make good money. My kids were also getting older, and I felt like the time was right to make some changes. I'd seen and heard a lot about two year degrees that earn really good money, and I started checking it out. I really became interested in dental hygiene because of the great pay and flexible hours, and I can get into the field with a two year degree. I found a college just a 30 minute drive from my house that offers the program...so after a lot of thinking and praying, I jumped in with both feet. It's exciting and scary at the same time, but I know it's the right thing for my family.