Monday, June 25, 2012

Decisions, Decisions??

Well I am back from Spain!!! I hope to be blogging about that soon!   But first things first!!!  I have had work on my mind.  I know of all things to be thinking about work!!!  Seriously, I am supposed to be on summer vacation and all I can think about it work work work.  Not so much the work that I have to do more along the lines of what should I do about work??   I have been considering some options, one of which includes leaving the school system and working in a clinic, I love the idea of working in a clinic, but I am not thrilled with the hours of the clinic.      I love my ability to travel in the summer's and have my time off during the holidays, none of that which I can get if I work in a clinic.      So, I am at a crossroads, do I try out the clinic assuming the job does come available so that I can get new expereinces,  or do I stick with the school setting, and focus on getting into a PhD program which is my ultimate goal?????         I know that if I stay in the schools setting, I will have more "off" time to focus on studying the GRE and apply to different programs.     However, I also know that working in the clinic may give me some experiences amd the chance to work in a different setting, thus hopefully increasing my knowledge, which could also be helpful for applying for a PhD.        Ugh...this is such a random posts, but I just needed to get this out on paper, well in this case cyberpaper :)   I have tried to do a Pro's and Con's chart but it hasn't helped much.      I guess only time will tell!


  1. I am really not interested in a PhD, so I can't relate to that one, but I have had such an awful year in the schools that I considered clinics. However, with my kids and my husband's health, I just can't beat the scheduling of the schools. Plus, I like that I get to see the same kids day after day for years (okay, some kids I don't like that about...) and not just for 6-10 visits as dictated by the insurance company.

  2. I don't have kids, or a husband so for me it doesn't matter. However, I do have my own health concerns and there are days when thanks to not having a thyroid I just can hardly make it through the day, and the leads in my district are so understanding of that. I know lots of other places won't be understanding. I have had plenty of awful years, and I just keep telling myself where else can I got that will give me so much vacation time. Ha Ha I know what you mean about seeing the kids it has it's advantages and disadvantages. I just like that fact, that in the school I am out of work by a certain time, and can have the rest of the day to myself to do what I want to do. I mean I know there are times when I have to bring home paperwork, but that with any job. I have done home health before and I felt like I was just working working working, and getting home so late. I can't imaginer how someone with kids could have a job like that. I don't know it's a tough decision but in the end when you think about it, considering the time off the pay isn't that much better in other settings.

  3. I would go For the phd program because that's where your Passion lies...good luck making the decision!! Can't wait to see Spain pictures!!

  4. I am going to go for it!!! The PhD program. I have been studying for my GRE, going to pick up some hours at a local college just to beef up my experiences. I think that doing reserach at working at the collegiete level is my ultimate goal. So back to working in the schools I will go, but focusing on the bigger picture makes working in the schools the best decision for me at this time!


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