IBD is a progressive Disease hens the word progressive, it‘s likely to progress meaning maybe I wont be as able to go to school full-time in the future or hold a job. The biggest fear I have in life is not being successful, I want to be able to look back on my life and know that i have accomplished want it is i feel i need to accomplish , I want to be able to feel as if i took advantage of my health and set up a good future for myself. I want to be able to land jobs that pay well enough that i can life a comfortable life and still be able to do what i love , i want to gain as much knowledge in the fields i am interested in therefore i can use them all to my full advantage so one day when I am too sick to work I will at least be fully able to feel confident in the fact I worked and lived and contributed to society and know i did not waste my health doing nothing.
In 6 months I will have completed my Interior Decorating&Visual Display course but … then what?
During the time in this course I have learned a lot probably more than i realize now, the main thing i have learned is..I don’t want to do this for a living, I don’t want to be an Interior Decorator I‘m not saying this to condescend myself in any way but honestly I’m not very good at it, it does not intrigue me enough. I have, however, learned of home staging this seems more “up my alley”. I have always been interested in real estate I like the fact that it is a respected job market and you can make a lot of money ,which is always a plus …
... But Photography has always been in my mind if you have been following this blog for a while you will know this and may wonder why I have not yet pursued education in photography well i’ll tell you why ,I would love to be a professional Photographer. However, I am a realist I know how difficult it is to find a stable paying job in photography, the chance of me coming out of school and getting along term job in the photography field is low that is why i am going to get an education in other more “manageable” fields first.
Once i have a stable income i fully plan on pursuing an education in photography.
This is where the crossroad comes along, do i go straight with the Interior Decorating&Visual Display and hope for a Home staging job? Or do I go right away into another educational course which would be real estate? Or do i do both, try to land a job in Home staging and go to school for real estate?
Another question is where do I live? Do I stay in Quebec where I will have a harder time with language or do I move to New Brunswick ?
There are pros and cons to both, I have always planned on moving back to NB it is just a matter of when.. Should I wait, try my luck here? Or should I go? should I stay here and hope my struggles in French don’t hold me back from landing a job? Or I should go and hope I can land a job with no connections?
My latest plan is to move on to the island of Montreal, land a Home staging job or really any job.. Then there is a major question which i could really use advice for … should I go to Lasalle College for real estate basically right after i finish this course? Or should I just work and save money? Then move to NB land a new job take two different courses, real estate and photography.
On the other hand, i could be over planning everything , I could finish the course then make a decision but you see I like to plan and work through scenarios long before I really need to make a decision even though everything could change before I get their , I mean I could get really sick with Crohn’s and not be able to attend school , I could make all these plans and not be able to do any of them … these are the challenges of living with a chronic disease you never know what tomorrow will bring , but look you can’t worry about that all the time , you can’t plan your future in fear , you have to hope for the best but expect the worst, if you expect the best and the worst hits you will be more disappointing and unprepared and no one wants that.
Looks I have a few decisions to make , hopefully the one I pick is the right one!
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