So I have been feeling a bit listless professionally, after the getting the latest news about being INELIGIBLE for this job I really wanted (this would be the 3rd time, I’ve applied for the same place). I stayed home for Thanksgiving, didn’t feel like socializing. I’ve been going to work, doing my job, but it’s only been half of the sense of fulfillment I usually have.
It’s only been a week, but my mind has been racing, trying to figure out what my next move should be professionally. I find myself at a fork in the road where I have to decide if I want to continue on my current trajectory…same ole same ole, gradually increasing my pay scale, but not exponentially, and not really adding any meaningful experience. Or do I want to take the next logically higher step and advanced from bench tech to supervisor/lab administrator.
The paths to Lab Administrator is to either continue slugging along until my years of experience grows, or taking a supervisor position that I don’t feel at all prepared for, and sinking or swimming (my current job has been looking for a new supervisor & so far, no takers. It’s so bad they are even considering one of my coworkers, who really is under-qualified for the position. I have absolutely NO interest). But I’ve never been one who goes into ANYTHING I feel unprepared for. So the sink or swim option doesn’t appeal to me. I prefer to have some experience or education preparation before I jump in.
With that goal of being better prepared to “lead” the lab someday, I’ve decided to do what I have been meaning to do for years, but I’ve been putting it off and not seriously examining what I need to do. After this latest disappointment though, I’ve decided that I need to step up my game the only way I know I will feel comfortable doing…I’ve decided to go back to school. Specifically, I’ve decided to go back to Graduate School, and get my Masters in Health Care Administration.
So I’m going back to school ya’ll…I’m looking into getting back to school for the Spring 2018 school year…and if the Lord says the same by the Summer of 2019 or the Fall of 2019, I will have my Masters degree!
Wish me luck…