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House to myself, thoughts about a new career?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Here it is, a Sunday again. My husband likes to go out and play with the guys on Sundays and lately he's been taking the kids with. For some reason he left a little earlier than usual today.

I already got our taxes filed this morning, I had been planning on waiting until they left, but felt like doing them this morning instead. Now the wait begins to see when they'll direct deposit my refunds.

The only reason we get a refund is because of our little deductions. Eventually they'll grow up and I won't be able to claim them on my taxes anymore, so I think it's time to start looking for a job. I'd love to be able to help other people lose weight too, but I fear the best way for me to do that with no education is to work for one of those "weight loss clinics" and since I have little faith in them, I'll have to look into some schooling. It's one of those catch 22's, I don't have the money to go to school, but need school to make money. I would think I'd get better grants in the situation I'm in now, but am not sure if I could get good clients when I'm 40 (about the time I'd be graduating if I go more than full time). There aren't any schools near me that finish off the nutrition part of the education I need and, with kids, I can't really go all the way downtown for it. If only there was a reputable certification course to jump start my career in my late 30's (I'll be 37 next month!). Perhaps I can look into the fitness certification first, then move onto nutrition? I think it's time to interview places that houses that type of job to see what I need to do.

So, I got off track, I am home alone, on a day where there's no really good tv programming. I sat around all day yesterday working on painting a game board for my husband, which still has a lot of work to be done. I will not start on it until I get my butt in gear to do a little workout, since I'm frustrated that I did so little movement yesterday. Time to plug in one of my video games and work on some rhythmic boxing and yoga. I won't look silly doing it when no one's home to watch.
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TANYA602 2/3/2013 5:05PM

    When I first started here at SP I really looked for friends who were either within my same age bracket, or weight bracket. I don't think there is anything wrong with getting into a new career at 40, and fitness is a hot ticket right now. I like all of the suggestions here about looking for something online, or finding something that you now you want to do for the long haul. You are such a young pup!

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ACRAIG921 2/3/2013 3:14PM

    I am a huge advocate of furthering your education. You are never too old to go back to school. I'm going to be 40 this year and I went back to school in 2008 and I totally changed majors pretty much starting all over. With much support from my hubby, I finished my pre-reqs and I will be starting the nursing program in the fall.

Like some of the others said, look into some local university or community colleges for online classes or programs. Those are going to be the most reputable and you won't waste your money. Online classes are awesome because you have a little flexibility in when you want to do the work.

It will be worth it to look into it. Best of luck with this new journey and please let me know if I can help in any way

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MNNICE 2/3/2013 1:19PM

    Definitely give it some thought and talk to some college counselors and financial aid officers. There are so many classes online now, and perhaps if it turns out the assistance is better in your current situation you could do some online classes while the kids are still at home, then finish up after they're gone.

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DR1939 2/3/2013 12:56PM

    If you start your career at 40 you still have 25 years ahead of you. I went back to school at 40 to finish my undergrad, then completed a PhD at 50 and taught at a university until I was 68. My youngest daughter currently is completing a doctorate in nursing as a certified nurse practitioner. She's 47. Older women tend to do extremely well in school. They know what they want, and they are willing to put in the work necessary. Look into an online program in the area you are interested in. Be careful, because there are some useless and expensive programs on the web, but there are some excellent ones. Look for something provided by a state university. They tend to be reasonable and good quality.

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AURORAMILLET 2/3/2013 12:23PM

    I have had similar thoughts lately..

I think that you should go for it!!!

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TORTISE110 2/3/2013 12:16PM

    You are young!!! I cannot emphasize that enough. Lots of resources on line for education in the nutrition area, some of them very good. I'd explore. I so agreen with HMAZIS, that there is a way.

Key word: EXPLORE

Every option...

Good luck! I'm cheering you on.

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HOLLYM48 2/3/2013 12:11PM

    Good luck with your job/nutrition school goal! Anything is achievable so look into all the options out there! There is lot's of financial aid available but sometimes lots of hoops to jump thru to get to it but worth it in the long run!
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