Wow, I really couldn't do that, but i am glad there are people out there like you that can, and enjoy it.wdlove said:I was a person that just did average in school. Didn't really have any profession in mind. Then during my Junior year in high school my English teacher gave us an assignment, it was to write a paper on our future job. It caused me frustration at first. My mother told me that her father, who was a telegrapher on the railroad, had encouraged a local boy to become a funeral director. Never found out how that connection occurred.
My mother took me to visit him at the funeral home, which he owned. He was very helpful with information for my paper. That was it, my goal was to be a Funeral Director. He offered me a job the summer after graduation from high school. Needless to say my interest in school and grades improved.
I entered college and then Mortuary Science College. After graduation did an internship an passed the state Funeral Director's license exam. Prior to graduation took the national Embalmers Exam. I graduated Magna Cum Laude. Also worked at a second funeral home. It ended up not working that well with my personality.
It seems that things work out for the best. My mother was a Nurse, so on the spot decided to be a Nurse. It was the best decision that I ever made. What a great joy to be able to help others.
Raven VII said:When I was a kid, I wanted to rule the world.
I'm still heading towards that.
Not entirely true. I got into a pretty good architecture school with (what I consider to be) terrible hand drawing skills. And now that I'm graduated and working in the field, the pretty drawings are nice and all, but your CAD skill and you knowledge of code, appliances, and other technical aspects are at the core of what I do. I spend very little time sketching by hand. Of course, I'm no Frank Gehry either.clayjohanson said:An architect. I drew all sorts of buildings as a child, and took four years of drafting in high school so that I could go to design school. That was when I found out you can't get into any decent design school without having better artistic skills...
I love the Santa Cruz Area, my Dad's cousin owns a bookstore there.mactastic said:
Working with the bodies didn't bother me at all. It was something that had no effect on me from the beginning, the summer after high school. So it just reinforced the feeling that I had made the right decision at the time. I found the difficulty to be working with families. Being an introvert, just made it more difficult. So nursing just was a better fit for my personality. I like the one on one aspect, the feeling that I'm making a difference in someone's life. Does this answer your question?iGary said:Wow, I really couldn't do that, but i am glad there are people out there like you that can, and enjoy it.
Don't the aspects of working around corpses and death become too much at times, or is that something you just get used to? you don't have to answer if you don't want, but I am curious.
quagmire said:My dream IS tp fly tomcats, raptor, or the Hornet since I am in 9th grade. But, of course it is hard to actually get the job of flying jets since you go were the Navy tells you to go and I would be risking my life. But, I would be risking it for my country so that isn't a big factor. I heard believe it or not it is hard to be able to fly the tomcat. That you must go through top gun to fly a tomcat. I first hated the tomcat but, after playing Ace Combat 5 and watching the history channel about it gained a lot of respect from me.
PS: for the people who don't fighter jet codenames, the Tomcat is the F-14, the Hornet is F-18, and the Raptor is F-22.