I’m in high school. (I don’t know if you could tell through the obvious extreme maturity level. I’m legit though, my English teacher wrote that i was super-mature on the teach recommendation for post-sec. legit, too legit to quit. HOT ROD IS HARD CORE) I digress. ANYWAY, I’m going to be a senior next year, and I’m applying for post-secondary. (Which i need to get in like, two weeks ago). So everybody and their mother’s like: “What’s your major going to be, what are you going to do?” At first my future was clear: I was going to be the best art teacher this side of the Mississippi. Then I talked to this student teacher for a long time and she was like: yeah, there are no jobs for that up north you could go to South Carolina! (I was like…right…no.) Then I wanted to do something medical because I like all that bodily disease anatomy stuff. AND I wanted a job that would help people.
I found out that I don’t think I want to be a doctor, because being one is your life, and ministry is my life. They didn’t exactly match up. Then this girl at work was like “I’m totally quitting to become a nurse after I graduate.” So she told me about how it’s a good job because you’ll always have one, you get paid well if you get a degree, and you only have to come in for 3 days a week. Anele wants to be a nurse as well. I was thinking about it, and I think I could do that. I don’t even know if I want to do art anymore. I love it and can continue, but i don’t know about a career in that.
I think through these things a lot, and I know I don’t have to have a major yet or whatever, but I seriously want to start considering the options. I read Joe’s blog about his job. I think I am going along kind of the same lines. I want a cool job, but I would rather have one that pays the bills while I focus on ministry. When I talk to some of my nerdy, ambitious friends about this stuff I can here them thinking “wow she’s stupid, she’s smart enough to get a real career, why doesn’t she care about advancing like that?” I don’t know what’s going to happen, I just want to trust the Lord with this. I usually like to try to control these kinds of things, but I really want to be able to trust Him. I guess my future’s in His hands.