I have some big dreams, and thank God I was put in touch with a career counselor to help me figure things out.
-Going to graduate high school this year, with a diploma and academic endorsements. I never thought I could do it, it is a huge achievement. I was always slow, so I'm very proud of myself.
-I am going to attend community college for two years, to take my basic classes (pre-recs. here in the US).
-I will then move on to the university in town, and in time earn my bachelors degree in world history.
-I will then apply (and hopefully be accepted) to the masters program of Library and Information Sciences at the university in Denver, where I'll live in a dorm. This is when I'll move away from my parents.
-I will hopefully earn my MLIS, and get a good job as a museum curator, archivist or research librarian.
This is my plan. As a nun once told me "Man plans, God laughs." Maybe I'll end up somewhere else. Maybe my beliefs will straighten themselves out and I'll find myself in a beard and cassock. Who knows?
I'm just happy to have a plan that is both realistic and making my dreams possible, which I can totally make happen.
You see, I have a big dream.
I want to eventually save enough to have a Victorian house out in the country, with lots of windows for my cat to nap beneath in the summer sun while I'm setting up exhibits or doing research. I want a vegetable garden in the back yard.
I want to be able to pay this off, and to own the house and the land. I want to be able to furnish every room.
Then I'll be able to die happy in the knowledge that I made my dreams possible