Friday, September 24, 2010

When I Grow Up...

This fall, Chad started his last year of grad school. He will be graduating from Asbury Seminary in May, and then we will be moving to Louisiana in mid-to-late June. We are 98% sure we will be moving to Louisiana, as Chad is a candidate in the Louisiana conference for the United Methodist church. He will not be far enough along in the candidacy process for a guaranteed appointment in June 2011, so things are pretty much up in the air for us right now. This is a bit scary for me since I am such a planner. But, I know that the Lord will send us where we are supposed to go, and I am really trusting in that right now. Even though it is a bit scary for me, it is also incredibly exciting. We will be much closer to our families once we are in Louisiana, and I really can't wait for that.

The thing I have been thinking about a lot lately is what am I going to do (career-wise) once we move. That is another thing that is totally up in the air! It really depends on where we move to - if we are in a university town like Ruston, Natchitoches, Baton Rouge or Lafayette (fingers crossed, we are hoping we will land in one of those cities) then I will try to find a job in higher ed. administration. And maybe go back to school for a Master's degree or teaching certificate.

But, we could also be in a small town where those opportunities aren't available. Who knows! It is kind of driving me crazy. But, I know I just need to take a step back and be patient and trust in the Lord. The good news is that I have a long list of "things I want to be when I grow up" career options. I started typing them up and knew that I had to share them here because some of them are pretty funny.

So, over the course of my life, I have at one point or another wanted to be one of the things below (in no particular order):
  1. Hairstylist
  2. Public speaking/communications teacher or professor
  3. Radio DJ
  4. Published author
  5. P.E. teacher
  6. Guidance counselor
  7. Communications analyst/consultant
  8. Professional athlete
  9. Education administration (registrar/principal/provost, etc.)
  10. Small business owner
  11. Real estate agent
  12. Lawyer
  13. Letter carrier
  14. Real World cast member
Let's just say that #1 and #8 probably aren't going to happen any time soon. And #14 wouldn't really be a good career move, unless I was able to get on one of those Real World/Road Rules Challenge shows. Hopefully where ever we move I will be able to do at least one of these things!


Kyle said...

First, I was thinking that you go to bed way to early for the Real World. Second, let me assure you that you don't want to work at a Post Office. Finally, don't rule out the pro athlete job as you are a machine at running, swimming, and bike riding.

Kelly Efurd Lawson said...

Well. I think it's a great list! You could always enroll as a student at the Nicholasville Beauty School. Barrett & Company or something. Then you can always have that to fall back on in case you DO end up in one of those small towns....



amberly said...

i love that most of those are legit options for you (i'm with Kyle - you're too "early to bed early to rise" for Real World). you're capable and brilliant. have fun doing some or all of them! :)