Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Grown up life?

I know that what I'm doing now is not really what I want to do for the rest of my life. It isn't that I don't like what I'm doing. I do. But there are parts I really don't like and it doesn't quite reach the level of "making a difference" that I'd like.

DH's suggestion is to develop my forestry skills and become a certified arborist and then use my skills to help people with their trees.

He suggests being a consulting arborist. This sounds good, in theory. But I'd be self employed, which means I'd have to market myself. I'd also have to follow through on things. I'm not the best at self-motivating, which this would require.

I don't need to decide right now. And even if I do decide to do it, it will take some time to act. I would need to find a certified arborist test date, study for the test and pass the test. Then I would need to study more. I'd probably spend quite a bit of time with DH testing my skills. This is what he does, so he would be able to train me.

The boys are old enough to spend afternoons at the boys and girls club. Which is just a drop in, come when you want program. I could work my regular hours at my regular job and then if I have an appointment to consult on trees, I could drop them off to do their homework and then play with the other kids while I took care of my appointment.

I'm still thinking about it, but I think I've decided to at least give it a go.

1 comment:

Amie Newman said...

Hi Gaia,
Thank you so much for your comment! You have the distinction of being my very first actual commentor! I don't generally send my blog out to folks - though I will be starting to freelance write for a reproductive rights web site soon and use my blog a lot more.

Thanks for your reasoned response also. There is always so much anger and passion on both sides.

Take care,
Amie