The worksheet was interesting to reread - it was titled "What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?"
This is what I wrote: remember I was a senior in high school -
This is what I actually did :
Year 1: 1981 - 1982
I didn't really want to go to college after I graduated - but I did with the encouragement of my boyfriend and mom. I enrolled in a technical college for an Administrative Secretary diploma.
I went one semester and decided I did not want to do that at all. I thought that maybe a dental assistant sounded like a good choice(don't ask me why) so I enrolled and was put on a waiting list.
I finished one year of secretary classes.
Year 2: 1982- 1983
I went to school for Dental Assisting and completed the one year program. I thought is was fun and looked forward to working. I got a job in a town about a 1/2 hour from home. I worked in dental assisting for 6 months - did not like the dentist very much. He was a screamer and very impatient. One day we didn't have many patients so he sent me to the lab to see if I could help with anything.
Dave the guy who ran the dental lab was nice and explained a lot as he did the work. He showed me how to make dentures and had me set one up for fun as he said. I did great and really enjoyed it. After a few more visits to the lab I transferred back there and learned how to make the dentures from the beginning to end and found I had a talent for it. I did a little on crowns and then also started doing deliveries for the lab. I found my career!
Year 3: 1983 -1984
I got married to my awesome husband, Wally and we moved to Milwaukee. He had graduated from college and got a job in Fox Point. I found a job in a dental lab. We lived in an apartment.
Year 4: 1984-1985
I continued to work for the dental lab in Milwaukee. No kids or house yet.
Year 5: 1985 - 1986
I worked for the dental lab in Milwaukee. 1986 - Bought our first house. $47,000 a 3 bedroom ranch with at finished basement.
We had our first son -Oct. 1989, #2 son - Dec.1990 and our 3rd son - Jan.1991. I stayed at home with my boys and ran a home based daycare (still doing the daycare) . I am in my 24th year of daycare in our home.
It's interesting how God intervenes and guides our lives. I wouldn't change any of it either!