I've been thinking a lot about what the future holds for me. With a baby on the way, I'm terrified I won't be able to do the things I want to do in my life. I don't want a baby to be the reason I give up on my dreams because I know a lot of people haven't let children ruin their plans. I hope I will have the drive to continue working with my passion for animals.
Since I started working at an animal shelter my passion to help animals and save lives is higher than ever. I've been thinking about looking into Vet Tech school programs after we move to Tampa this winter. I know I will have a lot on my plate with setting up a new home, having a newborn, and taking care of 3 dogs but it's something I really want to do.
I recently had an interview at the San Diego Humane Society in hopes of being accepted into their Dog Behavior Center volunteer program. I finally heard back yesterday that I was accepted! I was so excited and I get to start in two weeks! I know that this will be a great experience for me, learning even more about dog behavior and training. I wish to work with shelter dogs in the future rehabilitating them. I also want to work as a vet tech to help shelter dogs as well.
I was doing some research online about some study abroad programs in animal welfare. It would be my DREAM to volunteer abroad with my vet tech skills and volunteer my help to veterinarians to spay and neuter stray dogs in 3rd world countries. I am such an activist for spaying and neutering your pets and I want to make a difference to these dogs who no one else cares about.
I know my husband will always support me no matter what I decide to do. I really regret not starting my animal career earlier in life. I got my Bachelor's in Psychology because I was good at it and I thought I would make a lot of money. I did it for the wrong reasons. I quickly learned that I wasn't passionate about it. Jake makes enough to support both of us so I no longer need to force myself to do something I don't enjoy. I want to be a Vet Tech. No, I will never make 6 figures but I will make enough to add to the finances and most importantly make a difference. Who knows, if I like it a lot and I'm good at it maybe I'll be a Veterinarian someday. =]
All I know is that I do not want to waste away at home being a stay at home mom. That's just not realistic to me. I've been working since I was 14 years old and I plan to get back to work after I figure out what to do about school.