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If you had it to do over again what would you study in school? And what did you study?

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If I did school all over again I think I would study something in music. I really enjoy music and playing the violin and piano. When I watch school bands perform there are so many instruments I wish I knew how to play.

I went to school to become a registered nurse.

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Oh this is perhaps one of my biggest regrets in life. I got a double major in Religion (ended up taking classes because I liked it and realized I was only a few classes away from a major) and Sociology w/ a concentration (minor) in Criminal Justice. At my school, you could major in Social Work, take an extra year of school and come out with your MSW (masters of social work). I didn't know about it until it was too late and never went back. I'm absolutely kicking my 19 year-old-self that I didn't do it. But I'm a firm believer in things working out for good and past experiences shaping who you are now so I'm finally at peace with it.

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Accounting is what I would have taken. My degree is in math and sociology (weird combo I know but the soc course kept me sane). I did go back and have 1 year of 3 for accounting.

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"meggyrn" wrote:

If I did school all over again I think I would study something in music. I really enjoy music and playing the violin and piano. When I watch school bands perform there are so many instruments I wish I knew how to play.

I went to school to become a registered nurse.

Kind of ironically, I wish I would have gone to school to be a nurse...hehe. Or maybe a PA. Something in medicine. I was terrified of math and science when I was 18 and now that I'm 31 I realize how incredibly unimportant that would have been. I'm sure that once I started I would have gotten over that fear pretty fast.

My major was in Communications with a Journalism minor.

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"lovebuggy1" wrote:

I was terrified of math and science when I was 18 and now that I'm 31 I realize how incredibly unimportant that would have been. I'm sure that once I started I would have gotten over that fear pretty fast.

Most people who are afraid of math and science have just not had good teachers. The majority of people teaching math are not math specialists but a second teachable.

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I would have studied ceramics like I wanted to; and maybe started to take those sciences during what would have been my 4th year of college (I got my marketing degree at the end of my 3rd year). But, I am glad I didn't take the sciences when I was 18- that was when I met my hubby and my grades would have been terrible.

Steph - I TOTALLY understand where you are coming from. If I hadn't had a major life change when I was 23, I am not sure how long it would have taken me to find this career. Since I found it early, I did medicine even though it was a long road.

And I definitely had some poor teachers and maybe a touch of ADD in high school. Taking math and sciences as an adult when I treated class like a job was rewarding and fun!

I am so glad I did not stay in marketing. That was not the career for me! How do people expect 18-19 year olds to know what to do with their lives?

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"neoncandle" wrote:

I am so glad I did not stay in marketing. That was not the career for me! How do people expect 18-19 year olds to know what to do with their lives?

Tiffany

That was part of the reason I didn't go straight from high school to university. I was 21 when I started and took a year off finally graduating when I was 26.

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I think most people should do that, but I was not even mature enough to consider that as a possibility.

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If I could start over, I would do Emergency Medicine. I would love to be an ER doctor and a great perk...no pager & no office! Smile

I went to school and became a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I work on the neonatal resuscitation team attending deliveries and NICU.

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"meggyrn" wrote:

If I did school all over again I think I would study something in music. I really enjoy music and playing the violin and piano. When I watch school bands perform there are so many instruments I wish I knew how to play.

I went to school to become a registered nurse.

What floor do you work on?!

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"DancingNancy" wrote:

Oh this is perhaps one of my biggest regrets in life. I got a double major in Religion (ended up taking classes because I liked it and realized I was only a few classes away from a major) and Sociology w/ a concentration (minor) in Criminal Justice. At my school, you could major in Social Work, take an extra year of school and come out with your MSW (masters of social work). I didn't know about it until it was too late and never went back. I'm absolutely kicking my 19 year-old-self that I didn't do it. But I'm a firm believer in things working out for good and past experiences shaping who you are now so I'm finally at peace with it.

I always wanted to take a class on religion and learn more about others beliefs!

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What floor do you work on?!

I worked on the only floor of our hospital...inpatient care/med-surg. It's a very small rural hospital. I met my DH there also. He's an ER physician so we'd run into eachother quite often.

How do you like your job on the neonatal resucitation team? I'm sure it has to be pretty stressful.

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"-kate-" wrote:

I always wanted to take a class on religion and learn more about others beliefs!

Me too!! I was just talking with my mom about this the other day. I'd love to do a study and learn about other beliefs. It fasinates me.

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"meggyrn" wrote:

I worked on the only floor of our hospital...inpatient care/med-surg. It's a very small rural hospital. I met my DH there also. He's an ER physician so we'd run into eachother quite often.

I met my DH at work too! We were both computer help desk techs at the time (we have both moved on to different things now).

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"meggyrn" wrote:

I worked on the only floor of our hospital...inpatient care/med-surg. It's a very small rural hospital. I met my DH there also. He's an ER physician so we'd run into eachother quite often.

How do you like your job on the neonatal resucitation team? I'm sure it has to be pretty stressful.

It can be pretty stressful but is rewarding. Sometimes, it is hard to see people having babies that don't really want them or don't come see them in the NICU. It makes me wonder why I can't have one. But I know that is normal. I try not to judge and know I am on my own journey.
That is neat that you met DH at work! Smile