15 January 2010

You've gotta get out while you can

I've decided I'm going to be a Vet Tech.  I am hoping to start school fall of this year.  It is a 2 year program with lots of science courses.  I went to Bel Rea yesterday to check out the school.  It was okay, but not great.  It had it's pros & cons.  It will stay on my list of possibilities (just filled out the application) for now.  I'm going to go to Pima Medical Institute to check out their facilities next Friday, down in Colorado Springs.  Their program seems like it teaches you more (based on their website).  I believe they will teach more about the surgery assiting aspects of being a Vet Tech, which is something I am inerested in.  My favorite school so far (I haven't been there yet) is Colorado Mountain College.  If I go there I will be in the mountains (Glenwood Springs).  The school is located on a 220 acre farm.  There are dorms right across the street & a really close animal shelter.  It is $10,480 per year including books & board, which is about $2,000 cheaper than the other schools (none of them have dorms so I will be paying for an apartment on top of everything else). 

I am really excited that I am finally going to do something meaningful with my life.  It is going to be tough and probably stressful at times, but so rewarding in the end.  Vet Techs make an average of $30,000/year, which isn't a really large salary, but it's enough for a single person to live on.  I don't need material things or lots of money.  What I need is to be happy.  To be happy, I need to make a difference (helping animals).

That's about all that's going on with me right now.  I'm still working at the library.  I'm still watching Josie (she starts daycare April 5). I have been spending more time with Kay recently.  I love it.  I am always happy when I'm with her, even if I was so depressed I wished I was dead when I left to see her.  And her baby, Jaz, loves me!  She constantly smiles at me.  I feel loved when I'm with them, and feeling loved isn't something that happens to me very often.


Jason and Jamie said...

Maybe you will learn some sweet tricks on cutting dogs' nails you can teach us. Then maybe our floors won't be so scratched up!