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lol!! mummy as a uni (or una) bomber! what an image....
and i'm sorry for those who lost their house, makes me realise i should be thankful for ours, even if it takes AGES to finish it...
and talking with my friend during lunch tuesday made me realise i have another 2-year, or maybe more like a 5-year plan. cause my love who's working only weekends for like 15 years now, will change his career by that time (taking over even more from his fathers job when he retires) he will only be doing school-photography, so home during weekends and schoolbreaks. 
first i have to say my goal has always been to specialise in oncology, i know i can do it, they told me i could do it (based on tests i took some years ago) but it was to much to combine with the 3 kids, thats why i chose the general RN course and i had this plan to do it round 2013.
but while talking bout this with my friend , and also bout my back-issues and how hospitalwork seems to have more to do with filling out forms than helping people, it occurred to me: why don i go into teaching? i know nurses who've don that: taken a teaching-course to get the right diploma and are now training nurses and other care-takers.
since i planned to go back to school anyway, this seems a better choice: it would be lot better for my back, and i would be home same periods as my love. i talked about it with my love yesterday-eve, and he supports the idea and really loves it!
so thats my goal, first (2011) get my drivers-license and then in 3 years (oldest son will finish school, daughter will be in last year of highschool and the youngest will be more independant too)
lets hope this house will be finished  and i'll be on my way to a new career...

Barbara that is an amzing goal to work towards - I'm sure that you will be great happy.gif

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lol!! mummy as a uni (or una) bomber! what an image....
and i'm sorry for those who lost their house, makes me realise i should be thankful for ours, even if it takes AGES to finish it...
and talking with my friend during lunch tuesday made me realise i have another 2-year, or maybe more like a 5-year plan. cause my love who's working only weekends for like 15 years now, will change his career by that time (taking over even more from his fathers job when he retires) he will only be doing school-photography, so home during weekends and schoolbreaks. 
first i have to say my goal has always been to specialise in oncology, i know i can do it, they told me i could do it (based on tests i took some years ago) but it was to much to combine with the 3 kids, thats why i chose the general RN course and i had this plan to do it round 2013.
but while talking bout this with my friend , and also bout my back-issues and how hospitalwork seems to have more to do with filling out forms than helping people, it occurred to me: why don i go into teaching? i know nurses who've don that: taken a teaching-course to get the right diploma and are now training nurses and other care-takers.
since i planned to go back to school anyway, this seems a better choice: it would be lot better for my back, and i would be home same periods as my love. i talked about it with my love yesterday-eve, and he supports the idea and really loves it!
so thats my goal, first (2011) get my drivers-license and then in 3 years (oldest son will finish school, daughter will be in last year of highschool and the youngest will be more independant too)
lets hope this house will be finished  and i'll be on my way to a new career...
I think, with the right education from the wrong individuals, I could be a good unibomber. tongue.gif  I wonder what would be the best university to blow up first.... tongue.gif Cambridge or Yale?  Oxford or Harvard?  As long as you are not studying in any of those babs, you'll be alright! happy.gif

 

So all the best with your driver's licence and your goal for a new career!

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barbara1']lol!! mummy as a uni (or una) bomber! what an image....
and i'm sorry for those who lost their house, makes me realise i should be thankful for ours, even if it takes AGES to finish it...
and talking with my friend during lunch tuesday made me realise i have another 2-year, or maybe more like a 5-year plan. cause my love who's working only weekends for like 15 years now, will change his career by that time (taking over even more from his fathers job when he retires) he will only be doing school-photography, so home during weekends and schoolbreaks. 
first i have to say my goal has always been to specialise in oncology, i know i can do it, they told me i could do it (based on tests i took some years ago) but it was to much to combine with the 3 kids, thats why i chose the general RN course and i had this plan to do it round 2013.
but while talking bout this with my friend , and also bout my back-issues and how hospitalwork seems to have more to do with filling out forms than helping people, it occurred to me: why don i go into teaching? i know nurses who've don that: taken a teaching-course to get the right diploma and are now training nurses and other care-takers.
since i planned to go back to school anyway, this seems a better choice: it would be lot better for my back, and i would be home same periods as my love. i talked about it with my love yesterday-eve, and he supports the idea and really loves it!
so thats my goal, first (2011) get my drivers-license and then in 3 years (oldest son will finish school, daughter will be in last year of highschool and the youngest will be more independant too)
lets hope this house will be finished  and i'll be on my way to a new career...

Barbara that is an amzing goal to work towards - I'm sure that you will be great happy.gif

Agree, Barbara--that is a great and do-able goal!  And a very very smart one. Not only will you be able to make compassionate contributions to the world, but you will also have extreme career security.  Anything in the medical field is a good career call. 

 I know I could not be  a nurse--I just don't have a stomach for bodily gruel.  But, if I am ever able to afford to do so, I will start my education career all over again and do what I initially wanted to as a child--go into scientific research and work in the new medical research sectors--probably somewhere in the overlap of A.I. and medicine and/or space and medicine.  Although, I think I will have to first become successful in my second life choice--filmmaking.  Then I will be able to afford to go back and start again.  And since I expect to live to 150 or so, healthily, I figure I have the time to do both!  (If I could just get over this three year-old hump of being absolutely destitute despite all best efforts! laugh.gif I think I have been looking for solutions in all the wrong places....)

Good luck, Barbara!  Totally do-able....

 

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Surrenders, thank you for your well-wishes.  And, I am really really sorry to hear about your situation and your home.  This economy is not stuttering....it is undergoing radical transition.  As is everything now.  People don't even realize.  Most of those jobs lost will never come back.  Look to the future and the emerging frameworks and transform your life in step with these...this is the only way.

I am doing what I am because I am fed up with showing up to work--to do things which are so simple to do, which I can do without even thinking of them....they require no more than a side thought--and I am constantly encountering folks who somehow think they are doing me a favor allowing me to even be in their presence working for them, and in recent years, working for them for free!  And they do so little themselves.  They have been wholly unimpressive.  I will not do it. I will not work for them. I will withhold, even if it means going to the gutter.

They submit me to these "tests," which are so simplistic and offensive in their assumptions.  I figure, anyone not bright enough to give me a test worthy of my abilities, probably doesn't deserve to benefit from anything I have to offer.  So, I walk away.  Have walked away.  Have walked away into nothing-ness.  It is an issue of pride and sense of self-worth and a belief that those less capable should not be allowed to rob from my skills to fraudlently carry themselves.  I have an ego, but it is justified.  laugh.gif

Of course, this has left me high and dry with nothing at all...truly nothing.  Not even a home.  But I believe my abilities and my visions and my capacities are so far beyond what these people I have met in recent years can even begin to think about.  Eventually...I will prevail.  I am certain of this.

I have worked for and interviewed with top people, in top positions of influence in policy and industry...and I have been completely floored with how simplistic they are.  And how nasty.  And they are arrogant...they do not even realize how mediocre they appear to me.  They believe they are so desirable.

So....I will try to do something, again, on my own.  And, eventually,  will find that super-sharp group with whom to work.  My written references are excellent....I know I am not operating under a delusion about myself or my capacity.

And, I know I deserve to be with cutting-edge thinkers who are ethical and kind and committed to true, superior excellence...and that my visions are the visions of the future.

Thanks again.

 

Yes we are undergoing a radical economic change in this country and most Americans do not realize it.  That's why the mid-term elections coming up are important, because it's not really politics as usual.  There is a battle going on right now between the two parties about which direction to lead this country.  Look at the 2 rallies in DC recently, look at the huge philosophical differences betweent he two, bigger differences then ever before.  One is for changes and the other is for the same old business as usual that got us into this mess.

 

Corporate America is the devil in this mess.  My husband and I have worked in it for 40 years and the radical changes we've seen is horrid.  The greed is astonishing and the political influence they have is disgusting.  We're both looking at retirement in 10-12 years, hopefully, and we want off the grid, the hamster wheel, etc.  What worries us is our 18 year old son and what's ahead for him.  He's not sure what he wants to pursue for a career and we're not even sure what to advise him to study.  We don't want him any where near corprate America!  He's a smart, creative kid but not a real studious person.  His talents lay elsewhere then books, formal schooling, he thinks outside the box.  Those things are not valued anymore.  Why go to college for 4 expensive years when you can't get a job when you're through and companies don't want to pay you what you're degree is worth, overqualifed bullshit.  They want a cheap labor force. Employees are now looked upon as an expense instead of an asset.  Everything is upside down from what it use to be.  Why bother to even own a home anymore?  If we do sell the house, we never want to own again, not worth it.

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Surrenders,

I think there are all sorts of reasons to be optimistic about the future, but one has to change how one thinks about it, I think.

First of all, I hear what you are saying about the viciousness that has arisen in the society as a whole, the lack of standards, and the fraud.  I think this will not last....it is not sustainable.  So,  maintaining one's ethics and high standards is a key factor for future success.

More practically, anything in the sciences or technology are a sure bet....if you have children, encourage them along these paths.

For those not scientifically inclined, but more "artistic,"  focus on creating things that are unique and of high-quality.  Such items will become increasingly coveted as the world moves more and more toward virtual products and environments and mass-production of basic goods becomes something one does with a 3-D printer on their desktops at home (and yes, this technology is already in existence in nascent 1st/2nd generation form).

I am not sure what to say about the home and real estate markets....I think most people on earth are going to be uprooted and transient for the next generation or so.  We will have to find the emotional, mental and social frameworks to ground and give meaning to this upheaval.  This is one thing I will think through in my film work.
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thanx for the warning, mummy! as long as you don go bombing belgian schools and uni's , you're right, i'll be safe!

and people can change, security. as a young girl i had a kinda allergy towards hospitals and sick people.... i used to faint everytime i walk into an hospital. but when i turned 30 i knew i wanted to do something with my life that was worth something. i don mean other jobs are less worthy, cause they arent. but i couldnt see myself just working to make rich managers and CEO even richer. i wanted to help people and decided to become a nurse. and i did faint like 2 times during my first year, when the teacher told stories of luxation in shoulders, hips, knees.... but i am very stubborn so, here i am! i remember my moms face when i was doing my internship and telling her proudly bout this operationwound i got to clean... 
i'm working on the oncology-ward for 5 years now, and i learnt modern hosptal isnt always bout taking care of sick people, sadly.

as for the future , i hope we will live the biblical scenario; 7 skinny years will be followed by 7 fat ones.
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Surrenders, thank you for your well-wishes.  And, I am really
really
sorry to hear about your situation and your home.  This economy is not stuttering....it is undergoing radical transition.  As is everything now.  People don't even realize.  Most of those jobs lost will never come back.  Look to the future and the emerging frameworks and transform your life in step with these...this is the only way.

I am doing what I am because I am fed up with showing up to work--to do things which are so simple to do, which I can do without even thinking of them....they require no more than a side thought--and I am constantly encountering folks who somehow think they are doing me a favor allowing me to even be in their presence working for them, and in recent years, working for them for free!  And they do so little themselves.  They have been wholly unimpressive.  I will not do it. I will not work for them. I will withhold, even if it means going to the gutter.

They submit me to these "tests," which are so simplistic and offensive in their assumptions.  I figure, anyone not bright enough to give me a test worthy of my abilities, probably doesn't deserve to benefit from anything I have to offer.  So, I walk away.  Have walked away.  Have walked away into nothing-ness.  It is an issue of pride and sense of self-worth and a belief that those less capable should not be allowed to rob from my skills to fraudlently carry themselves.  I have an ego, but it is justified.  
laugh.gif

Of course, this has left me high and dry with nothing at all...truly nothing.  Not even a home.  But I believe my abilities and my visions and my capacities are so far beyond what these people I have met in recent years can even begin to think about.  Eventually...I will prevail.  I am certain of this.

I have worked for and interviewed with top people, in top positions of influence in policy and industry...and I have been completely floored with how simplistic they are.  And how nasty.  And they are arrogant...they do not even realize how mediocre they appear to me.  They believe they are so desirable.

So....I will try to do something, again, on my own.  And, eventually,  will find that super-sharp group with whom to work.  My written references are excellent....I know I am not operating under a delusion about myself or my capacity.

And, I know I deserve to be with cutting-edge thinkers who are ethical and kind and committed to true, superior excellence...and that my visions
are
the visions of the future.

Thanks again.

 

Yes we are undergoing a radical economic change in this country and most Americans do not realize it.  That's why the mid-term elections coming up are important, because it's not really politics as usual.  There is a battle going on right now between the two parties about which direction to lead this country.  Look at the 2 rallies in DC recently, look at the huge philosophical differences betweent he two, bigger differences then ever before.  One is for changes and the other is for the same old business as usual that got us into this mess.

 

Corporate America is the devil in this mess.  My husband and I have worked in it for 40 years and the radical changes we've seen is horrid.  The greed is astonishing and the political influence they have is disgusting.  We're both looking at retirement in 10-12 years, hopefully, and we want off the grid, the hamster wheel, etc.  What worries us is our 18 year old son and what's ahead for him.  He's not sure what he wants to pursue for a career and we're not even sure what to advise him to study.  We don't want him any where near corprate America!  He's a smart, creative kid but not a real studious person.  His talents lay elsewhere then books, formal schooling, he thinks outside the box.  Those things are not valued anymore.  Why go to college for 4 expensive years when you can't get a job when you're through and companies don't want to pay you what you're degree is worth, overqualifed bullshit.  They want a cheap labor force. Employees are now looked upon as an expense instead of an asset.  Everything is upside down from what it use to be.  Why bother to even own a home anymore?  If we do sell the house, we never want to own again, not worth it.

As scary as is might be to think about this in relation to my daughter,who is 14.....but we are definitely headed towards some kind of revolution....not necessarily a violent one...but one that will change everything radically. A slow process, given the fact that those entrenched with power and money will do all they can to keep things the same. Creative thinking will be the engine of this revolution, along with the horrors that are the results of greed and closed minds.

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As scary as is might be to think about this in relation to my daughter,who is 14.....but we are definitely headed towards some kind of revolution....not necessarily a violent one...but one that will change everything radically. A slow process, given the fact that those entrenched with power and money will do all they can to keep things the same. Creative thinking will be the engine of this revolution, along with the horrors that are the results of greed and closed minds.

Peter, I disagree with you.  Not that we are not undergoing a radical transformation...we surely are, and on nearly every front.  But I disagree that this is a slow process...I think it is happening very very very quickly....so quickly, people have not even fully realized just how much things have already changed, and the pace of this change is accelerating.  

Also, I think it is incorrect that "those entrenched with power and money will do all they can to keep things the same."  For certain, these are the ones driving this, as you say, "revolution."  And they will be the very first ones to benefit from all that comes out on "the other side."   The wealthy and powerful are not the enemy.  It is the have-nots who don't understand what is happening and do not see how they will benefit who are and will be slowing things up. 

 

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i'm pretty sure what to do with my life , what direction to take. i wanna get my bachelor in family-science. its a rather new seminar, related to social worker, educator, pedagogue... 

it can be done in 3 years time, even when you're already working. i'd have to be in school 1 day a week, and approximately would have to spend another 8 till 12 hours studying. in the last year you can take up another course to get a teaching-diploma. all together it would take me 5 years to finish. 
it would take up a lot of my free time, but i think its worth it. it would open so many doors and it would also give me a chance to understand myself, my family and society better. it would increase my selfconciousness and self-confidence. 
the jobs i can practise with this degree are all in the social-service or educational section, which maybe a little different from my current nursing job, but also related to it, is what i figure. 
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