Catching up

Written on May 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm
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My sister went rock climbing today. My father got pissed at me (after I voluntarily helped him because my sister was busy last night). My mom stayed ridiculously silent during lunch and then I left (upset) to go to volunteering. Thankfully, on the 20-30 minute walk to volunteering, I managed to calm down and walked into the building practically cheery. It helped that I got greeted straight away by one of my favourite residents who loves it when I come by because she thinks it’s totally great that she’s taller than I am (three cheers for being 5’1″, anyone?). So volunteering went well, and after I stopped and talked to J (who works at the place where I volunteer) about our lives.

I first met J in middle school but we stopped staying in contact after grade 8 ended. So we caught up on random things, like what schools we’re going to and what programs we’re in. She spent two years doing full time studies at a local university (in the daytime) and full time studies at a local college (night school – for nursing). Crazy girl. Plus she worked on weekends as well and she says that she has stopped that now as she wants to actually have something that resembles a life, except her practicum starts tomorrow (good luck with that life there, eh?). But she was a really great friend in middle school and she regrets not staying in touch (I do too, with a lot of people that went to a different high school than I did). But it was just nice catching up, she seems to be doing really well, besides working on one degree and then once she’s graduated with her degree in nursing, she’s going to go back to the local university and complete her business degree, since she’s already halfway done. I kind of envy the fact that she’s so focused in life. Which is kind of funny because I’ve had some of my high school friends tell me that I’m focused but I just seem so scattered to myself half the time.

But I have been doing research… As to my academic future (yay?). For schools and various programs and such. But it’s going to be interesting… Especially come November when I have to start sending out applications and essays and copies of my university transcript, as it currently stands. It’s going to be interesting, and I’m kind of not looking forward to it, but I also know that the chances of doing anything worthwhile with a Bachelor of Science in General Science of all things is not the way to go. I don’t know, I just need to find something that will work for me and will also have me graduating in the shortest amount of time possible (without going insane with the courseload).

Questions:

  1. If you are currently attending post secondary (or going to be) what’s your major?
  2. What kind career field do you most want to work in?
  3. And what do you think will be the most challenging thing for you to deal with in that career field?

My answers:

  1. Currently ‘General Science’. Very fancy sounding, isn’t it?
  2. Health care (nursing).
  3. Probably the stress (physical, mental and emotional).

8 Responses to “Catching up”

  1. Kelsey says:

    Holy scary focused girl batman. You don’t need to be like that if you don’t want to =) You can still be focused and have a plan without going to school 24/7. In November you’ll have NaNo, midterms, and applications. Good luck =P

    And you know what I’m doing with my life. Yeah yeah business school =)

  2. Sue says:

    Haha, I’m 5’1″ too. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so used to people always joking about my height lately. They say it makes them feel good about being tall. So mean. ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. If you are currently attending post secondary (or going to be) whatโ€™s your major?
    – uh, I’m not exactly sure what this is, but I’m in high school? lol. I do plan to go into Pre-Medical as a major, though. :)

    2. What kind career field do you most want to work in?
    – Medical!

    3. And what do you think will be the most challenging thing for you to deal with in that career field?
    – Tedious work. I think anything in the medical field gets a bit repetitive after a while. D:

  3. Aimee says:

    I get people joking over my height as well.. well specifically the size of my feet (which is due to my height – i’d topple over if i had little feet surely? Lol)

    1. If you are currently attending post secondary (or going to be) whatโ€™s your major?

    Psychology – although i become a graduate in 4 days!

    2. What kind of career field do you most want to work in?

    Occupational therapy specialising in stroke rehabilitation, and then i might do a phd to become a neuropsychologist in my late 30s or something.

    3. And what do you think will be the most challenging thing for you to deal with in that career field?

    Before specialising i have to do rotational work for two years, working in all areas of occupational health.. including learning disabilities which I think is going to be difficult.

    Oh and if i go into neuropsych.. then learning all the different parts of the brain in detail. And saying them properly lol.

  4. Caity says:

    Yay for researching schools! That is so exciting. I am looking forward to doing it again and going back for my Master’s Degree.

    As for these questions, it’s already happened for me, so I’ll answer them in present tense instead of the future.

    1. I double majored in Mathematics and Computer Science with a concentration in secondary education.

    2. I’m a math teacher. I really enjoy teaching.

    3. By far, dealing with parents.

  5. Jenna says:

    My major will be in animation. Right now it’s Visual Arts.

    Career field animation…Wherever I can get a job…

    Find a job. Work loads. It’s very intensive drawing thousands of frames for little pay.

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