Friday, January 22, 2016

Down the Drain.

Remember when the Powerball hit up to $1.6 billion dollars? Wow, everyone really thought they had a shot, right? Well I did too, I really really thought, I had a shot at winning that much money.

It turns out, that my luck wasn't ready to be drawn.

Do you know what I could do with that much money? Well anyone in general, could do so much.

Anyways, I'm here today to update my status on:

1. I quit my job as of two days ago and could not have made a better choice.
2. Now that I am graduated, I want to pursue a skill/trait to advance my future career.
3. I will probably be broke and be living off of pennies I find off the streets.

Just kidding, well not really. 

I quit my job because I was unhappy for several months, unfortunately I was only employed at the restaurant for "several" months. Started back in August to be specific.

I moved to Portland from Tacoma/Seattle back in July and started this job, with hope that things would go well for once.

Nope, after the first month or two, things started getting ugly but I decided to stick around a bit longer hoping the waves would crash and calm down. 

I'd rather not discuss how painful this upbringing was so on with the next topic on hand.

People usually go to school to achieve a degree that leads to pursuing a career, right? Like an actual job not a part time job as a server or something.

Well I keep telling myself that I have to be a server until ____ amount of time, until ____ is complete, but the truth is: it pays the bills. We all have to make a living to pay the bills and even pay for school.

I recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology and some say you can't find a career with just a "Bachelor's" in Psychology but in my case, that seems to be true. My goal is to tie nutrition and psychology together and have been doing some research. 

Luckily for me, there is a new branch of Psychology that is expanding called "Nutritional Psychology" which is still under the "Health Psychology" field but emerging. In order for me to take that path, I would have to enroll in a accredited graduate school for my doctorate. To get that far, I would need quite a handful of money to even pay for graduate school.

Where does that leave me?

I had an extremely long hair appointment yesterday and had a lot of time to think what I should do... to get from Point A to Point B.

Point A being: graduated with a Bachelor's and Point B being: attending graduate school for a PsyD. 

In between Point A and Point B, I need a middle plan, probably a skill or trait that could make me some money beyond a "part-time" job. Something more... professional.

Well, I have always wanted to attending baking school, that could be fun but I have also done research and it's just extremely pricey for me to handle.

I'm willing to take chances though, if I have to rack up some student loans, so be it. I have been thankful enough to get by undergraduate school with very minimal student loans thanks to financial aid and this time around, I might just tack on a few thousand so I can get moving in the direction I want to achieve.

Lastly, I don't know what kind of job I will be looking for in the next upcoming weeks, I am done with the serving industry, it pays the bills but the stress takes such a large toll on my health, I don't think I can continue.

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