Monday, August 27, 2012

So efficiently inefficient

Okay, it has been a ridiculous amount of time since I published a blog. It's not even that I wasn't checking the blog, blogging (I have articles that just aren't published yet), or doing site stuff... I've just been in a funk lately. There's no point in holding back so I'll just get straight to it: I've officially decided to take this semester off from school so that I can really hone in on what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I really had a tough time making this decision but now that I've made it, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I was rushing through school to become a dental hygienist or dietician because I felt forced in that direction (for many reasons that I won't get into.) I was trying to be so efficient and start a career as fast as I could in one fell swoop without really considering, "do I really want to do this?" As my dad told me last night, I was trying to be so efficient that I was actually being inefficient.

I plan on taking these few months to actually go into the career center (not just pass by it) and talk to people, shadow in different careers and study what I like (aka personal training and nutrition books. I know, I'm a loser.) I have so much faith that this will help me in the long run.

Unfortunately, I let mental distractions of the past few weeks interfere with my training. I hate to admit that I am not ready for the Disneyland Half-marathon this coming Sunday but we'll see how it goes. My longest run in the past month was 6 miles! Bad, bad, bad. But, it's more of a fun run anyway (at least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself!) I'm using the Disney as a stepping stone race for my races in October, December and January anyway. That's where I'll really do some damage!

Other than that major decision I've just been doing what I do best: hydrating, eating and drinking coffee. Oh, and taking pictures of myself.

Look for more updates this week!

What is your career? 
How did you decide what you wanted to do?


  1. I understand COMPLETELY where you are coming from. In fact, I wish I had done what you did. I went for a music education degree, mainly because EVERYONE else thought I would be good at it. At no point in my four years did I think the same, and it took me until my second senior semester to drop the major (and just take the BFA in music). I don't regret doing what I did, since the education field is dead and I would never have found a job even if I wanted ....and I've found a great career in a business setting doing QA work. But you are doing the right thing! I wish I'd have done the same.

    1. Thanks SO much Robyn! Your post REALLY means so much to made and makes me feel even better about my decision! Thank you for sharing your story with me :)


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