Sounds like fun! The hardest thing I ever did was changing my major from Electrical Engineering to Elementary Education. When I graduated high school, I thought I wanted to be an engineer. My Dad is one and they make good money so why not. Well, I went to college and worked hard. While I was there, I met my husband and we married. Kept going to school. Had a baby. Kept going to school. Had another baby. Kept going to school.
Then one day at church, I felt God's presence like never before. The church was starting an Awana program and needed someone to lead the Cubbie PreK group. God spoke to me and said that I was supposed to do it. What? I have a kid at home and school. I can't lead a group of preschoolers. They asked for help again. Reminding the church that they prayed that the right person would step up. Umm, God, surely that person is not me... Well, after the third time they got up there, I gave in and agreed to take a semester off of school and lead the preschoolers. LOVED every minute of it.
Worked with the PreK for a year and the church invited me to lead all the kids AND work from home! What?!? Seriously?!? You are going to pay me to do what I love and stay home with my babies! This is amazing!! So after prayerful consideration, I accepted the position. Worked from home. Kept going to school. Had another baby. Kept going to school.
After working for a while, I was talking with my cousin about teaching and how much I would love to teach, but I was within 2 semesters of graduation with a degree in Electrical Engineering. The more I considered teaching, the more I wanted to teach. Talked to my husband and we agreed that I should change my major. So, that summer I changed majors.
Spent two years working hard and finishing up my education. I am proud to say that I graduated with my degree in Elementary Education in the Fall of 2009. But the best part is that God is so faithful. I know in my heart that teaching is the career for me. I have prayed that God would open doors for me to use my major and that I will get the correct position.
While I was finishing up my degree and student teaching, I applied for a 3 hour per day certified teacher position. First teaching interview EVER. Got the job. Finished student teaching on a Monday, started working on Thursday.
So, long story short. Prayerfully consider what you should do in your career. If God speaks to you, listen! It is not too late to make a U Turn into the life God has planned for you.
Sorry to make such a long story. Hope someone enjoys it. :)