Since overcoming cancer two years ago I’ve really revamped my attitude towards life.. Not only do I love being at home with the kids I love my stress free schedule. I know truly understand what it means to not trade your time for money…life is to be enjoyed, cherished and lived! Hannah had a work week at the beginning of her school year and is determined to be a firefighter when she grows up.. she posed the question to me, “Mommy when you grow up what do you want to be?” I initially laughed at the question and tried explaining that I was already grown up and worked in administration. She looked at me with those innocent doe eyes and asked the question again. I just laughed even harder and explained that I initially wanted to be a teacher when I was her age then at the age of 7 wanted to be a fighter pilot.. well, I wanted to be a pilot until I became pregnant with Nicholas and when I looked into my son’s eyes when I was only 18 I knew then that being a mom was a much better job and wanted to offer him a stable enviroment to grow up in with a Mom who would be to see him every single day. I never looked back and provided us with a good income starting my career right out of highschool. After 13 years in the forceforce trading my time for money and overcoming cancer and now knowing the secret to life = Law of Attraction, I have a VERY different outlook.
Well, here I am at the age of 32 and finally chasing those dreams. My internet business will continue to bring in the money and I am going back to school to become a personal trainer so I can follow my passion. I want to have a positive impact on the healthy lifestyles of everyone! Through everything I’ve struggled with and on my way to overcoming I want to show people that there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel and want to watch that seed grow into a healthy lifestyle for each of my future clients. College begins in the fall and I registered yesterday at Algonquin…. I will need to complete my grade 11 biology which I didn’t take when I was in highschool so I decided the fastest way to get it was to attend summer school this summer as I need to have the course completed by August 1st. Am I insane? YES! Am I nervous to be going back to school after being out 13 years?! HELL YES!!! Am I excited about my future that lies ahead?! YES YES YES!!! SO all I need to do to get that amazing future career I want sooo badly is to endure 3 weeks of summer school with a bunch of 16 year olds! How funny is that?!
It was so funny this morning. I picked up my highschool transcripts at my old highschool which brought me back in time… Then I went to register and as I sat down with one of the teachers I heard my name being called. It ended up being a friend that I went to school with and graduated the same year! Ryan is now a teacher and will be in charge of the summer school program at our old highschool where I will be starting on MOnday… he joked that I better not be a trouble maker because if I get in trouble they’ll be sending me to see him! OMG, too funny! Well, on the positive note I’ll know someone from highschool that I can have lunch with!!!
Well, the decision has been made (toughest part) and everything else is falling into place… now I just need to move up the waitlist for my program which begins this Fall2009! Fitness and Lifestyle Management here I come! I am sure I’ll have some enlightening funny stories to tell in the next 3 weeks!
Happy CANADA DAY (Tomorrow)- we are heading out camping (yes, in the rain!) and very excited!!! Hope, whever you are spending it you take a moment to be thankful for this amazing country that we live in!