I’m still trying to figure this out.. at 28. Here is what I do know…
There should really be some kind of two year period between high school and college where kids can just figure some shit out. As a 19 year old sophomore, I declared my major would be accounting, simply because I was good at it. While the rest of my classmates were struggling, I was excelling with minimal effort. So, that led me to believe this should be my calling. Who let’s a 19 year old make that kind of life decision?!? Little did I know, that minimal effort would lead to a lot of boredom. The thought of sitting behind this desk for 40 more years makes me want to curl up under my desk, rock back and forth, and cry a little. So, when people ask me why I don’t look for another job.. the reason is it’s not just this job, I don’t want to be an accountant.
I’ve decided to go back to school in the Fall. I’ve never been as interested in anything as I am with health and fitness. I want to make a career out of it. For now, I’m just going to go back as a non-degree student and take some prerequisite classes for physical therapy or kinesiology, since my Accounting degree required exactly 0 science credits. Going to go part time so I can keep this job to fund my new education. Eventually, I think I’d like to get my DPT and leave this desk, get out of excel spreadsheets and work with people. This is kind of a 5 year plan. It will take me a while to complete the prereq courses going part time and in the meantime I’ll also be saving up for my post graduate studies. It’s never going to happen if I don’t make a move… so I’m making moves, dammit.
I’m actually kind of nervous to post this, because then it will be out there, people will know, and I will be held accountable if I don’t make this happen. All the more reason to post it I guess… I’m nervous, scared and excited. I know this is not going to be easy. But if in 5 years I can be in a job I actually love and have a passion for, it will so be worth it. Goodbye green visor. (Note: I don’t actually have a green visor)