Thursday, September 25, 2014

If I'd gone to college

I am happy to report that I went on a 6 mile run a couple days ago. Pain free!
My Dr said I can ease back into running. 6 miles is easing back, right? Tomorrow I'm planning on 10 miles. Of course I'll be smart about it and if my ankle starts to hurt, I'll stop.

It's going to be amazing to run long again!! I can't put into words how much I miss my long runs.

Now that Fall is here (yay!) I packed up all my running tanks, and got out my winter running clothes. Sad to see summer go though.

Have you tried this gum yet? They are actually really good! Unfortunately, the flavor only lasts for about 5 minutes.
I am still looking for a job, and am just about interviewed out! I am now a pro at interview's. I have one more this morning.
 I've gotten a few offers, so hopefully next week I'll have a job.
One thing I've realized through all of this is that I really wish I had gone to college. If I could go back and live my life over, I would go to school either to be a TV news anchor, or an FBI agent. Yes I know, huge differences.
 I was one of those girls who just figured I would get married and have kids, so I didn't really even consider college. But life doesn't always go according to plan...
 But it is what it is and I can't wait to see what's in store!

Did you go to college?
Packed up your summer clothes yet?
katie

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  1. I started college at 20 but ran out of money so I joined the Air Force. I spent 8 years on active duty and taking classes along the way. When I got out, I had trouble getting a job. I finally got on with my current employer and started college again. I was 36 when I graduated with my Master's degree. It doesn't matter how old you are. If you believe you can do it, YOU WILL! Oh and about summer, we've already had snow here in Colorado! It gets cold here early.

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    1. That's awesome that you got your Master's, even at 36. Age really doesn't matter! Snow already?! I guess I could never live in CO! Of course the views just might be worth it though!

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  2. College is still there. I didn't graduate until I was 30 then a few years later I went back and got my teaching credential at 36. If it's really important to you, you can figure out a way. Even if it's just taking one class at a time in the evenings at a community college. You'd be working toward a goal, and you might find you enjoy it.

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    1. You're right, there's always a way! Maybe I will check out the community college.

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  3. Also...at my graduation, they announced that the oldest graduate was 82. She majored in women's studies. Go figure. She LIVED the women's movement, then went back to school as probably a great grandma and listed to younger people tell her all about it from an historic standpoint.

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  4. You can always go back. It is great that you are getting job offers!! Life works itself out the way it is supposed to go. :) Have a great long run!!

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  5. I so wish I went to college. I always wonder how different life would be.
    Hoping you stay pain free as you pile on the miles again! Congrats!

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    1. I always wonder that too. I see people my age making 6 figures and think man, that couldda been me! ;) Thanks girl.

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  6. I am so happy to hear you are back to running and pain free! Seriously makes me full of smiles and I am so happy for you!
    I went to college and did graduate, I am glad I did it. But if I could afford it, I would go back get another degree and I'd love to get a Masters.... Maybe someday:)
    Good luck with the job searching, I hope you hear back from one that you want soon! I am currently putting a few feelers out myself, I don't really know what exact job I want, but I think it's time I made some changes too and ventured into a different direction.

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    1. Thank you Kristy! That would be awesome if you go back for your Master's. I think change is good, keeps things exciting. Well, usually! :)

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  7. So great to hear you are back running pain free! Yay! :)

    College is always there if you want to go. I think sometime it would be better to go as an adult because you have a better idea of what you want to do!

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    1. Very good point EB! 18 years ago I would've had no idea, and now I do!

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  8. Go to college now! I've already gone twice and going for another degree now, in my 40's . I so understand what you mean about life not going according to plan. I, too, just wanted to get married and have babies--never cared about a career. Turns out the career is all that happened. Good luck with whatever you decide!!!

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    1. That's awesome Julie! Hearing that definitely encourages me that it's not too late. Thank you!

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  9. So happy for you and your pain-free miles!
    I went to college...and then when I was done I wished I had gone to college for something different...so now I'm in college again! ;)

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    1. Lol! That same thing probably would've happened to me too!

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  10. It doesn't stay cold long enough here to really put my summer run stuff away. One of the nice things about living in a Southern California desert. lol. Glad you are still able to get out and do a little running and I wish you all the luck with the job hunt.

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    1. Wow, I think I need to move to CA, I could live with that! Thank you David.

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  11. Hooray for running! So glad you're able to get back at it. I hope you can get in 10 pain free miles like you hope. I did go to college--met my hubby there!

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  12. I went but it lead me into a career that was not for me.i don't regret it because it is all a good learning experience butit is hard making such big decisions about your life at such a young age.

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    1. I do understand that. I wonder how anyone can know for sure what they want to do when they're that young!

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  13. So happy you are back up and running.

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  14. yay for running! i went to school online several years after i left high school so i was late to the game, and i dont have a job relating to my degree so it was pretty much a waste. ok not really. at home degrees arent as important as experience.

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