Saturday, July 30, 2011

What color is your parachute???

I chuckle when I remember this course in high school....

It's still going strong in 2011 and has branched off into retirement, recession-proof, workbooks, seminars, etc.!!

Looking back I recall after filling in all the bubbles being led down the path of {educator}... it didn't appeal to me. Granted, at the time, I was working in the Senior program childcare class, went to be a 6th grade camp counselor and spent many Saturday nights babysitting. But it didn't appeal to me!!!?? hhhmmm....

I think of it now and even with the budget cuts and teachers losing their jobs it's still only one of few paid positions where you could practically mirror your children's schedule and take all the same breaks & holidays!!

What was I thinking exactly??!!??

I know of many that have gone into teaching even after achieving a degree for another intended career path. And in the same amount of time I have been an administrative assistant, retail manager, waitress, bartender, graphic artist, wellness consultant & dispatch supervisor. None of which are conducive to raising children if you want to be more mommy and less zombie.

I've never ever had a serious desire or passion to do this one special pursuit or attain any certain level of achievement... am I the only one?

But my deadline has approached!! My dear BF and I were of the same mind that once Little A was a year old I would get back into a line of work that would be focused around the kids and so far I've narrowed compiled the list:

Massage Therapist
Medical Transcriber
Real Estate Agent
Unique Childcare Provider [Drop n Shop]

Or just go back to a supervisory part-time job with benefits at good ole UPS, waitress at my old stomping grounds in AG!?...or more recently was discussing Starbucks barista with  good friend! Yummm!! hehe I would drink my paychecks away there!! haha

I love all the input I get from friends, family & complete strangers about being "Martha Stewart" and the delightful sentiments about my ideas and the fun things I do with my kids! And a long term goal is to be like all the blog goddesses that I drool over each morning with my coffee... 3-4 digit followers, rows and rows of ad space, sponsored projects...aaahhhh... that is my dream job if I've ever had one! But until then...
Practical, logical reality rears its ugly head and says PAY THE BILLS WOMAN!!

So far I'm leaning way over towards my Drop n Shop idea and a little towards the massage field... your thoughts, love or ideas are greatly appreciated!! Or just tell me... What Color Is Your Parachute?

Thanks for stopping by!!



Kate said...

Love the drop and shop idea! Do you have to be licensed for that?

I've written a non-fiction book and am still looking for it to be published. I'm currently almost finished writing a novel. But with kiddos... let's just say that it's not a huge priority! (Summer's almost over, though. Heeheehee!)

Kate (


OMG HOW EXCITING! Congratulations!!
And I know what you mean about a busy Summer!! Which is totally why I'm leaning towards Drop n Shop!!
There are licensing requirements for providing childcare if the children are unrelated to you or if it is for more than one family.. I have done a couple test runs with family and I really like the idea because it's so convenient while raising my own little peanuts!!
Good luck with your book publishing!!!