I have a master's in Library and Information Science from the University of TN, Knoxville. I was a reference Librarian at a major public library and then a reference librarian and then a project librarian at a VA Medical Center for 10 years. I retired. I went on to work at a counseling center afterwards in a major city and now am a retired housewife in a rural area enjoying a simple life with family, reading and gardening at the center of things.
i knew in high school i wanted to work one-on-one with people in the health care field. figured out that was women and felt 'called' to natural birth. majored in premed first (realized how presumptuous that was for me--too much schooling and too much distance from the intimacy of the birth process), switched to nursing......got my bsn. then back to grad school for msn (master's of science in nursing). licensed as CNM (certified nurse-midwife).
began my private practice right off the bat. had a good, strong 10 year run providing women's health and home birth care. had 4 of my own kids. wanted to stay home and homeschool. got burned out on midwifery. essentially quit over another 4 years.
now i'm home with my 5 kids. like *journey said,* i like to nurture my family and hike. but it's not really enough for me. so i'm starting (again-for the second time) a small business (entrepreneurialism calls to me) making natural and organic body care products, which i've been doing for, like, 10 years or so, i'm just starting to sell them now.
i have yearned to do midwifery in mexico, where women have a real NEED for adequate health care, but i know realistically i probably won't make that dream happen--at least not in the next 10 years.
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~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
Life Path 11
The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.
Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39
I teach fiddle music on a reserve in the north and will next year be teaching French. I have been an ESL teacher on a volunteer basis during university. My interest in teaching has more to do with it being a vehicle for teaching how confidence, character and communication interact with each other to create successful academic, personal, and work life. The particular subject discipline is a happy byproduct of successfully integrating those three factors into daily life. Without working on those three things, it is very hard to achieve success in the subject area. For those that do not yet have the emotional maturity to deal with those three factors head on, a strong relationship to an adult who can help script behaviour, create interest in the subject, matchmake between students and teachers/other students, and bridge anything that could divide the child from achieving their goal (poor behaviour, outbursts, underconfidence etc) goes a long way towards creating success.
I work various jobs in the human services/psychology field in preparation for grad school applications this fall. I work third shift direct care at an inpatient child and adolescent psych hospital, substitute as a behavioral therapist in school-based treatment programs, and work as a research assistant. I'd like to study developmental psychopathology and the effects of childhood abuse/maltreatment.
I am a kindergarten ESL teacher, so I teach kindergarteners all of the kindergarten content as well as teaching them English as a second language. In this capacity I work with immigrant and refugee families and children. I love languages, writing, history, and art too.
I have a doctorate in music composition and earn most of my money through teaching piano lessons and taking various performing gigs. It was an extremely non-pragmatic choice, and I am still figuring out how to best stabilize my career into a viable source of income. I'm doing the best I have ever and work all the time, but my income is similar to a person without any college training when you look at the yearly totals.
I tried going back to school and was accepted into a masters in counseling, but the timing was bad as I was in a depression and had to drop out the first year. I would love to get a doctorate in Expressive Arts Therapy, but suspect the investment of time/money to employment/income would not be a good enough payoff to justify it. I'm also a bit tired of school. There is some marketing I could do with my creative efforts that might be the best course. I also teach a college class online and that is probably my favorite job of my five streams of income. I'm trying to do more of that.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY