Life, as of late, seems to be moving way to fast. Too many things happening. Not enough time. The usual, I know. But I am looking forward to a time where things can slow down a bit. At least, to savor a few more precious moments of my first pregnancy.
But before I start my next job as Mom, I’ve been thinking about changes in my career a lot lately. With my company being sold, it’s been heavy on my mind with what could be changing to my job in the near and distant future.
There are obvious changes that come with being acquired, but I have also thought a lot of about changes within my career as whole or even what would I do if I were to change careers entirely.
Now I feel like I should stop here because I just realized I have yet to update this on the blog.
I passed my board certification exam. #CanIGetAnAMEN
And for real. I found out I was pregnant about 2-3 weeks before I found out my test results. So, I knew I would not be able to retake the exam. The next testing window falls right on my due date. Not going to happen.
Back to the story. So I don’t plan on jumping ship from physical therapy anytime soon. Or anytime at all. BUT, what if I did?
I have always been the type of person that knew what I wanted to do with my life. I paid my way through school, so it was financially prudent for me to figure it out and graduate on time. In seven
short long years, I became a PT.
When I left PT school, I thought I would be a PT for the rest of my working career. Now? I am not so sure. I can whole heartedly tell ya that going back to school won’t be happening. Seven years was enough thank you very much. Plus, that student loan thing. So no thanks. But, I can easily see myself evolving into different roles and duties that may take me into a different direction than just being a clinician.
In the two years that I have been out of school, change has been a constant and good thing when it comes to my career. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
If I were to look into a crystal ball to see my future, I am not sure what I would see with my career. But that’s completely ok. I think being a working mom will be different than I imagined. I also can’t see myself NOT continuing to work, but what if something changes to where I have to stay home? Only time will tell.
It’s taken a planner like me some time to let go of having a map for my career. I am ready for whatever is coming next. Hopefully “next” includes some leggings and some hot chocolate. That sounds good right about now.