Thursday, April 29, 2010

Girl Talk Thursday

What did you want to be when you grew up?

The short version? A dolphin trainer at Sea World. That's what I thought would be the most awesomest job EVER!! In fact when I was in 3rd-5th grades we lived in California and we had season passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and I remember dragging my whole family all the time. I learned that in order to be a dolphin trainer that I needed to get a degree in Marine Biology. I was all gung-ho that it was what I was destined to be.

Of course, in retrospect that was probably an unreasonable hope. First of all, I got a 'D' in biology in highschool, this was caused largely because I moved from a non-technological school to a technology magnet school in march the end of my Sophomore year. I had never used PowerPoint and like 50% of the grade was dependent on this big presentation that had to use powerpoint. Mine didn't work, I got a really bad grade, hence the D in biology.

Of course there were several other factors at work during that time in my life, (high school I mean) and when it came to the college tour out of state schools were made not an option. The money issue was a pretty big thing and my mother is pretty controlling so me going to school somewhere that involved a plain to get to wasn't going to happen. So, instead of going to college at UNC in Greeley I had the brilliance to get knocked up, after my senior prom actually, and instead of heading off to school in the fall of 2001 I was preparing for having a baby, at 17 years old.

Since then I've worked jobs that I thought were very OKAY, I mean, nothing that I would be thrilled to be doing for the rest of my life. A lot of collections, a lot of customer service, some fast food/restaurant experience in there. I did go back to school in 2004 and I finished my bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis on Project Management in April of 2009. I have been unemployed since July 2008. So right now I'm a stay at home mom, not exactly loving it anymore but haven't found a job yet. I did have an interview for a position that I find really exciting and really hope to get but for now, I'm waiting and hoping and keeping my fingers crossed!!


  1. I know that what I miss doing the at home thing is the interaction with other adults. There are days when P comes home that I want to smack him because he complains that the kids are talking. Um, hello? What do you think I've been listening to all day?

    I think that you'll find what you want to do. You will. I'm doing what I thought I wanted to do, and it's not quite right, so I'll have to try again. You have time, though, and I'm at that point where I have to make a decision and stick with it.

  2. shit. I could not be a marine biologist. I think I'll just sit from afar and wish I was that girl kissing the dolphins

  3. Crossing my fingers for you!

  4. Oof. Fingers crossed for you on that job!

    I used to want to be a marine biologist, too. That seems to be a pretty common theme today. We girls sure loved us some dolphins.

  5. I was going to say the same thing! Lots of dolphin talk around here...I too heart marine bio, but could never do it as a profession. Too much science! Good luck on the job thing. It's such a load off when you find one that makes you happy!

  6. I live in San Antonio and go to Sea World reminded me of all the lil kids who get up during the Believe show and say they want to be a whale trainer ^_^.

    Being a stay at home mom is a lonely job, but your kids will Thank you for it later ^_^. I know looking back I'm glad my mom was there.


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