Things have to change. I WANT things to change. It’s time to grab the bull by the horns and make the changes I want and I am about to do something really positive in the new year. I’m going back to studying.
Of the different jobs I’ve had throughout my life, the only job I’ve had that suited my personality was working as a mortician and funeral assistant. I loved doing that work because it allowed me to care for someone’s loved one and make that whole process a little more gentle on the family and friends of the deceased. My caring nature also made it easy to help people through such an emotional time. Half of my time was spent in relative solitude in the mortuary which also suited me. I couldn’t continue with this work for health reasons, a number of which have sidelined me for a few years.
I don’t want to give up though and the need to get back out there and do something is the strongest its been in a long time. Sure, I still have limitations but what I plan on studying will help me on a personal level and it will be doable with my health issues.
I’ve found it’s become increasingly important to find something suited to my personality type, something that will feel more natural to me so I have the best chance of succeeding.
I’m choosing number 1 – Counsellor.
I believe this is the best fit for me, on a personal level it will help my personal growth, as an INFJ/HSP I will be well suited to this profession as well.
All my life I’ve attracted people who have come to me for advice and support. When I was young and foolish, it would really bug me but I would still come through for others. Helping comes easily to me and I’ve always shown great empathy to others regardless of whether I have personal experience of the same problem or not. I’ve also decided the study majors I want to do and it will come as no surprise to anyone that they are all things that resonate with me as I have personal experience with them.
It’s not a cheap course but I’ve done the numbers and I think it’s something I can manage, I believe I can do it. It might mean a tight year financially but that’s okay, it’s something I really want to do and I will move mountains to do it. Luckily it’s a self-paced course that I can do online, apart from assessments and seminars so it will fit in very nicely with life.
I can’t wait to get started but before I do (most likely the beginning of February next year) I will just get over the Christmas spending and settle those bills first.