Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Am I Where I Thought I'd Be?

First and for most I must wish my best friend a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And she just so happens to be one of the hosts of this linkup!

Lauren, Lo, BFFL, I love you more than you know! I am so so so grateful for your friendship and do not know what I would do without you.  You have been one huge blessing in my life and I just know I could not get through this life without you! Thank you so much for you friendship! I hope you have the best day ever today!! (I couldn't just choose one picture so I chose all of them)

Now everyone make sure to go say Happy Birthday to her!

Girl Between the Lines Link up
Growing up we all had dreams of what we thought we would be when we grew up.  From the five year old answers of a princess (still working on that one) and a mommy (not working on that one) up to the other answers of doctor, lawyer, teacher etc. there has always been something I have wanted to be.  I knew I would go to college and get an education, I just never knew where I would end up.

Years ago before I started college, I had decided that I wanted to be a teacher.  I have a love for children like no other and this was going to be the perfect job for me.  And then I went to college.  And I started taking Education classes.  And then I found out that I had a strong hatred for lesson planning. I just didn't like it.

But I did find what I did love learning about.  I fell in love with Psychology and Counseling.  It just clicked with me.  I would be able to work with people hands on and I was completely fascinated by everything I was learning.  And that was when I decided what I was going to be when I grew up: A Counselor/Psychologist (I do want to get my Ph.D. in Psychology eventually)

I never in ten million years thought about doing this when I was a kid.  I probably never had a clue what a Psycholgist was and what it meant to be one.  I mean really how many kids do you meet that want to be a Psychologist!?

Even though this wasn't my dream as a kid, I know I am in the right place doing what I am meant to do.  I am really intrested in seeing who is doing what they thought they wanted to do when they were  a kid.  I mean one day I will be a princess...but that is still a childhood dream!


AH said...

Isn't it neat how God first plants those desires and then shapes us to use them the way He plans!?

Beka Castille said...

Thanks for sharing your story! Psychology & Counseling is also dear to my heart. There's something special about counseling that allows you to walk with people without having to worry about a lesson plan ;)


Miss Riss said...

Someday you will become a Princess. Don't give up hope. Also, you and your BFFL could totally pass as sisters; has anyone said that before?! Cause it's true. Also, I know it's true that psychology and counselling are where you're supposed to be!...that, and Harry Potter world this fall ;) That's where the both of us are supposed to be!

Jennifer Ovenshire said...

Sometimes it's amazing to look back and think 'I was sooo close, but not quite on the mark!' Oh...and I'm sure you'll be a princess one day, won't we all? ;)

Danielle M. said...

I'm officially in my first psych class now... hope I love it!

Megan @ Grad Student Needs Hobby said...

That's so awesome! I had no idea you were a fellow Psych person. I'm working on my PhD in Human Development (so it's not quite the same but it's very close to Developmental Psychology). One difference - I adore lesson planning and can't wait to start teaching college!

Hayley! said...

Loved your shout out to Lauren and that you were brave enough to switch from education to psychology! A lot of people keep pursuing it just "because" and then they're stuck having to do all these lesson plans, miserable all the time!