Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Beginnings

Everyone breathe a sigh of relief with me!


I have been struggling a lot lately with some big decisions, and have made quite a few of them this week. Want to hear?

1. I put in notice to my job - I'm finished at ClientRunner.
2. I decided to move to San Diego this Fall.
3. I committed to teach piano starting in September at a little studio down there.
4. I am no longer planning on going to business school and getting my MBA anytime soon.

Wow! Pretty big, right?

Decisions I still need to make:

1. When I'm actually moving
2. What I want to get my Master's in
3. Where I want to go for school
4. What the mink is happening with Jan during all of this

I am really excited, just thinking about all of this. After I didn't get into Oxford, I had to come to the hard realization that I won't be able to go to business school (at least to any of the programs I want) for at least 2 or 3 years. It's so frustrating to think of that!

I've felt a lot lately like my life is on hold, and I am excited to say that I am no longer waiting for things to happen to me. I'm just going to start doing. Woo!

So because of that, I want to change my direction and decide on a program that lets me go to school right away (or next fall at the latest), and once I graduate I'm qualified for something. That way I can start working immediately, doing something I like, and even after my kids are gone I can just start once again. With business, there is so much building up/experience-gaining that needs to take place in order to be successful, and I would have to just start over again once my kids are gone. It just doesn't fit in with my other life plans.

So options I'm thinking about but don't know much about?
1. Physician's Assistant
2. Health Administration
3. Education Administration (This one is in the lead right now.)

And a few others I've already crossed off the list. I'm trying to come up with other options that would fit the whole "School now, be certified and can work even after a kid break" mentality.

Pretty exciting, right?

I think so, too. I'm ready to not be the sprout anymore, waiting to grow. Let's just get on with it!

P.S. Yes, I am teaching piano, and YES, I would love to teach your child and your friend's children and anyone else you know that wants to learn! We are starting the first week of September, and so any and all references you can give me would be awesome! I'm ready to start building up the students. Email me at or leave a comment if you or anyone you know might be interested.



Brett and Kristy said...

Wow Kristina! Those are some big decisions you've made! Education Adminstration sounds like a great option, especially for a mom!! How exciting! I hope everything works out great for you.

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Erin Hoy said...

I acutally want to "RE-learn" piano... I basically suck right now... Let me know what you will be charging :) THANKS

Suzanne Shaw said...

Kristina, I bet it feels good to have some control. I am excited for you! Let me know if you have any questions about the adminsitration (health or education) degrees. I happen to know an enrollment counselor for a university with both programs ;) Not that I care which university you go to, I can at least give you some insight. And Aaron was going to be a PA, and it is a great field to be in! I think he has decided on the NP route, just because he's already a nurse, but the PA thing is really cool.

More than anything, lucky you to be moving back to SD! So jealous.

Tisha said...

That is so exciting!! Making big decisions is definitely very hard, but I'm sure everything will work out great for you :)

Jenni said...

yay sweetie! i'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SuperScott597 said...

I like it. Lots to look forward to.

I can relate with the whole wanting to be working and not having to wait so many years for the education to pan out. It's nice to know the option is always there, especially as you gain experience.

I could see you doing the Education Admin route right off and I'd love to learn piano. Potential client here? :)

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