Just an FYI: this is a totally random blog .. it's just basically a compilation of my thoughts for the past couple of months ha ha so sorry if it's kind of well random ha ha
First of all I would like to say I am so excited about my upcoming band adventure!! It's this weekend, and I am happy to say that I have been practicing my piccolo and I am impressed with my self and my memory skills!!!
Now for the other adventure, the job adventure. I currently work as a Speech Pathologist, and I have my days with my job. Lately, I have had more and more days where I just feel bored in a sense. Now when I say bored I don't mean bored because I am not busy, I mean bored of the same old routine. Testing, providing therapy, paperwork, not being appreciated and well the list goes on. For a while now actually I have been trying to figure out what to do??? Don't get my wrong, the field of Speech Pathology is in no way shape or form boring or easy, I am just ready for a change. I have considered making a complete career change but I have no idea what to do because I have so many interest. I know I have a love for science, and obviously I enjoy working and helping people, but I am just so burnt out!!!! I have thought about going back to school to become a Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dietitian, Physicians Assistant, Audiologist, going to get a PH.D, going to Law School, computer science and the list goes on and on and on. Luckily I have most of the prerequisites to apply to this types of programs except for maybe a class but, I just can't focus in on one thing. I guess my lack of focus is what has kept me from trying to apply for any other type of program. I know we all go through our ups and downs with our jobs and our professions, but this is something that I have been considering for years, and year after year I just fall back into the same routine!!! So, it's time to get serious and make a change, if only I could figure out what change to make ha ha. If anyone out there in blog world has any ideas then please let me know ha ha.
Here is my plan of action:
I have already researched a lot of these careers and a lot of them a very closely related to my profession so I wouldn't be making a completely random switch
1) This spring enroll in the second half of anatomy and physiology (I have so many science classes you would think one of my graduate school courses would count but you know how that goes)
2)Just start filling out applications and applying ( I have already kind of started)
3) Get some of the observation hours I need to apply to some of these programs. I have observed OT's and PT's on many occasions since I work so closely with them but b/c I have never documented any of it I would need to get some hours of observation in.
4)Look for jobs in my field that are in a different area: One of the awesome things about speech therapy is that there are so many different areas to focus on. Because of where I work the primary focus is on language and articulation, but maybe I can find a hospital or clinic that focuses on voice disorders, swallowing disorders, brain injury recovery etc.
5) WIN THE LOTTO and GO on VACATION!!!!!!!!!