Sometimes, I wonder if I choose the right career path. I love my job as a librarian, but I would have equally loved being a paleontologist or a geologist or even a writer. Okay, I am a writer. But I am nowhere near being a paleontologist or a geologist. I love rocks and everything about rock formation. I love the history the Earth tells us if we just look closely. I love dinosaurs and I am always eager to learn something new about prehistoric life.
It’s apparent that I love to write. I would love the opportunity to write for different outlets in Memphis. I love everything about Memphis. Remember, Memphis is my Boyfriend. Sometimes I daydream about waking up in the morning, going to my favorite coffee shop of the day and write until I have nothing left to give the pages. I desire for it to be my job in which I write about the experiences I have in, around and with Memphis.
So why didn't I explore a different major in college? Because that's not how I was guided. I was told to select a major that I was good at. I hate to brag, but I’m good at a lot of things. In the end, I elected to major in Health and Human Performance: Exercise and Sports Science. (Plus, there were no fields of study for paleontology or geology in Memphis in 2003.) After a successful stint as an exercise therapist, I went back to school and got my Masters in Arts and Teaching which led me to being a classroom teacher and finally a librarian. Again, I selected this major because I was good at it. But what if I selected a major that I was curious about? Something I wanted to study? Something I wanted to pursue intellectually? I've made a career out of my hobby and my love for reading. Which, honestly, isn't something that many people can say. So I am grateful for having a career that I enjoy.
I’m not trying to make a career change or anything. My wallet won’t let me and my student loan debt ratio is already high. (I’m sure that I will die at the tender age of 132 and still have student loan debt.) My husband encourages me to pursue my daydreams….but I’m already in school!
I am already in school for my Administrative License. I will finish before the school year is done. But do I want to? I really don’t know. If the opportunity comes along where I can be a paleontologist, geologist or paid writer, I will jump on it. At this point, I might just open up a bookstore and lure the world into my hobby.
These are some of my thoughts, questions, comments and "could-care-less"...