Holy moly, where do I begin?! We have got some serious catching up to do!! I'm SO sorry about being MIA on your blogs--catching up on SP is one of my missions for the weekend. I've missed you guys like crazy!! I still think of you all often and know I have a kicka$$ cheer-leading section here! Your support means the world to me!
As you guys probably read in my status, I got a new job!!! It's been nearly a year since I left the bank and went to school and the financial stress was starting to become overwhelming. My savings account dwindled faster than expected and my credit cards ended up getting maxed at Christmas time. The master's program I enrolled in fell through--basically b/c I figured out how little of an income I would be making as a social worker even with my master's degree. Spending all of that money on those courses just to come out and make about as much as I did at the bank didn't seem like the best idea anymore.
So then, as most of you know, I decided to change my degree and go for dental hygiene. I started taking classes and looking into programs that were close. There were 3 and ALL of them ended up being extremely hard to get accepted to. They required a 3.5 GPA from college and tons of pre-reqs. I had most of them in my prior college experience but learned that if they were over 5 years old, I would need to take them again. Do what?!! So it looks like I'll have to start from the ground up and become a dental assistant first. With my budget, it would end up being at least 5 years before I could get all of this completed.
Sooooo....I've been in a rut. It's like, now that I know what I want to do, why is it so terribly hard to get done?! Geesh!
I ended up applying back at the bank. It was always my back-up plan and with the financial stress and the fact that no other banks were calling me back, I applied for the two positions they had open. One was a teller--what I used to do there, and the other was a loan assistant. A step up from where I was before. It took a few months for the process to go through, but I got the loan assistant position!!!!
So now I'm thinking I will just work with the 6 years of banking experience that I have, possibly take some business and finance classes on the side, and eventually become a loan officer. I'll have some loan experience on my resume now that I'm thinking will definitely open up some doors for me.
God is working everything out and I'm loving the plan he is showing me now! Things are finally looking up for me!!!
Anywhooooo, I look forward to catching up with you this weekend!! Talk to you soon, loves!