Friday, June 11, 2010

A vent of sorts

Here it is, a pretty day in June and I'm sick of people knocking things down that I want to do.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a neighbor that is going back to school for something in the medical field. I decided earlier this year that I would go back to school to learn a new career and try to get a job in that field to help DH with finances. Things are so tight here it's not funny and I cannot seem to say "NO" to my kids (me bad I know!).

So I tell this person that I'm going back to school for IT/Web Design and she proceeds to tell me that those types of jobs are being outsourced and I should go into a different career path and go into the medical field. Now, if you know anything about me, I'm the medical guinea pig for dermatology and don't want to work in that field. So, she had me second guessing my career path and it took my wonderful DH to tell me that she needs to mind her own business and if that is the path she wishes to take, then that's her choice but it's not necessarily mine.

I'm supposed to start my "real" classes (opposed to the workshops that I've been taking now and really not taking them seriously) in the next couple of weeks and I cannot wait. I'm dying to understand what goes into web design and I think I can succeed at it. My kids tell me I can do it, my mom tells me I can do it, Hell, my DH tells me I can do it. So why not? I'm just sick of people telling what I should and shouldn't do. I'm not 6 people.

That's my vent for what it's worth.



GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You can do anything you put your mind into doing.
I know you can.
Don't let that stick in the mud change your direction.
You are the only person that should control what direction you are going.

Go for it girl! I am behind you 100%

Pam B. said...

It is up to you what field you wish to study and not hers. What is right for her may not be right for you. I say go for what you want because it's your life and not hers.


Pam B. said...

What is right for you and what is right for her are 2 completely different things because you are 2 different people. Medical fields are not any more secure than the IT field. I know because I was researching going that medical direction myself (medical coding and pharmacy tech areas) and decided not to because there are too many others going that route already. Soon those jobs will have more applicants than openings available.

Pam B (KYKS)

blueladie said...

You GO Girl!! I know you can do it, too!!! Big Hugs! Cathryn

Shauna said...

Isn't it weird that we can sometimes take to heart the comments of strangers/people on the street more than the advice from our loved ones? I do it all the time and it makes no sense. It always bothers my husband, to no end...