Monday, April 16, 2007

Jack of All Trades

Now, I know I was supposed to be looking at my goals in life etc to try and move forward but last night I stumbled on the Stotts Correspondence College website and I have now decided that over the next few years, in addition to finishing my Naturopathy and studying a course in equine breeding and care through Telford Rural Polytechnic, that I am going to learn Automotive Mechanics and Dressmaking/Fashion Design and I am going to become a volunteer ambulance officer. I have the brains to do a lot of tertiary education but, with four kids I honestly don't have the time to become a veterinarian or a doctor (believe me, I've contemplated it) so I am going to do things that interest me or I think are going to help my finances. Have always had a passion for designing, esp dresses and thought I might spit out a few wedding or formal dresses if I get any good at it. As for the automotive side of things, I am sick to bloody death of paying bloody mechanics shitloads and not even knowing if things needed fixing in the first place or if they were just getting work out of the stupid woman. I have to finish the Naturopathy, I love helping people and the world needs more humourous ambulance officers like myself. Laughter is the best medicine after all. As for the horses, passion and desire to own, breed and enjoy them since I was three years old, by 40 it will be a reality.

Keep me busy anyway.

By the way, went for a half hour brisk walk with the kids this morning, two in pram and two walking behind me complaining of how fast I was walking!! You would think an 8 year old and a soon to be 7 year old would be fitter than their obese mother but looks like I was streaks ahead.


Chubbymum said...

Wow that is going to keep you busy learning all that.

I want to do some sort of study too but alas it will have to wait.

Have you tried the Open Polytechnic as they seem to be not as expensive as Stotts.

Love Chubbymum

Chris H said...

Good luck fitting all those aspirations in! Bloody hell, you don't half want to do a lot of stuff eh? And yep, our littlies are not fit... Griffin bitched at me the other day for walking too fast too! Lazy little shit. lol

Steph's diet story!! said...

Wow what a fantastic step!! study keeps your mind active!!

congrats on walking!! i have to start doing that tomorrow when im feeling better!!

ive put on a bit of weight of late not happy with myself!!

Jo said...

Hi Jules

Just finished reading your blog - what a positive inspiring person you are with such a great outlook!

SO admire you for all the learning you are doing/about to do.

Go girl!!!!!


Sandra said...

I recognise these traits! Start with one and try to relax as well...

Name: Lynise said...

Can we swap lives, I think I've got what you want and visa versa. I would love to have another child, but given the fact that I am in the process of seperating the chances of that are rapidly slipping away. But I am about to give up my rural livestyle, (including Evianahs pony and nutmeg the mere) Used to know a fair bit about cars (mainly through my brothers and Warren) but over the years they have become so much more complicated and everything is computerised, my friends hubby (who is a mechanic) told me that fixing a car now is more about letting the computer figure out the problem then just replace the part. They used to fix and recondition parts, but not anymore. My car was recently out of action, (turned out to be one of the four computers) but took the mechanic 2 days (and 6 computer tests) to find out the problem, then it was a matter of buying another computer and swapping it over with the faulty one)
Wouldn't want to do the ambulance bit though, can't stand the sight of anything painful.