Sorry I haven’t posted much but I haven’t had a whole lot to say. I am chugging along, paying my bills, going to school, working, and living my life.
I am back in school at the local community college which has put my student loans into deferment. I am still paying the minimum monthly payment, only now the bulk goes to the principal and not to interest. Woohoo!
My boyfriend and I discussed it at length and we decided that I should go back to school to work on my “educational deficiencies”. This will be a good idea in the long run to help me change jobs. Currently, I am paid well but my income is going down, and no longer up. I guess I reached the top of my career ladder already. I am also in a very niche field and position so if it was eliminated, or if I wanted to leave (which I kind of do), I am out of luck in finding a similar job for as much money.
So, I am working on updating my skills and possibly getting a new degree in Business or Accounting. Something that gives me a better range of options. I don’t have to earn as much in the future, I just don’t want to continue being in a pigeon hole. Ultimately, I would like to work for myself. I am a great self-motivator and I think I would thrive on working from home. I also would prefer to be paid for my productivity and not whether I punched a clock on time. It irritates me to no end that I make the same amount as other people in my office who don’t do as much or as difficult work.
I am only in one class this semester, but will probably take two next semester. Luckily classes are relatively cheap at the college, and if I do go into accounting they have a degree designed for people with bachelors in other fields to prep them for the CPA exam. I still need to look into it more, but it looks promising.