My Life, In A Nutshellhouse.

When I was in high school I thought the world revolved around my getting straight As. Needless to say, I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.2 GPA. What was next? Well, going to a University of course because settling for a Jr. College or even a State School was just out of the question. I wanted to conquer the world, and show everyone just how successful I could become so I went to UCSB. I was going to become an engineer, because I thought I loved math. Well, it turns out I didn't really love math I was just exceptionally good at it. Fast forward a year and I'm back at home, depressed, and without any direction. That was until I decided I had gotten it all wrong. Being "successful" wasn't what I wanted, I didn't even know what that meant. Money didn't make me happy, so why was I trying to make the "big bucks" anyway. I didn't want to be stuck behind a desk for the rest of my life. I loved people, I loved kids, and I absolutely adored people with special needs. So, that's how I got where I am today. 8 years after high school graduation, and still in school. But with a smile on my face.

Oh, I did fail to mention that in between all that, I changed my major more than 5 times before I finally figured out I wanted to be a special education teacher. This is a list of my majors, ridiculous huh?

1. Engineering
2. Math
3. Women's Studies
4. History
5. Speech Pathology and Audiology
6. Liberal Studies (finally)

One of the things I struggle with often, which I'm sure a lot of people do, is remembering that it isn't the material things in life that make us happy. They are just kinda nice to have around when you are bored!

For example,

I want my own bike. I had to sell mine to make some money, but thank God I have an amazing sister who is letting me borrow hers. Who needs a set of wheels when you have family like that?

I would love to own a bunch of different gadgets. But then again do I really want to get sucked down that path? Now that I think about it, I'd rather save my pennies for a month of garage sale shopping.

This is one that's hard to get out of my stubborn head. I really (really really) want a nice camera. I love taking pictures, but I think I can wait until I have the excuse of having a child to take pictures of.

Now that I got that off my chest, it's time to play housekeeper.

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  1. I totally know what you mean...sometimes I think of all the things I want and it's overwhelming. We just gotta be grateful for the things that we DO have like our family, friends and health. And I know how much you love your life, even without expensive things. You're pretty wonderful<3

  2. You're are not alone with struggling to find what your good, happy with doing for the rest of your life. That's why it's such a major decision "The rest of your life." It's marriage for work. I went from Fine Art, Illustrator, Children Books, Massage Therapy. Then I realized being home with my family was what made me the happiest. Working from home has been the best idea yet. And as soon as you find what makes you the happiest, you won't have to work at it, your work would be just to fun. It sounds to me you found it :)

  3. i'm right there with you. i went through two other majors before settling on the one i graduated with and while i found the subject interesting i ended up not really wanting a job in that field as my career so i'm still confused lol.

    i want a nice camera so bad. maybe we can do a bake/craft sale to raise money so we can get pretty cameras!


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