I Jumped. Now It's Time to Soar!

Jan 26, 2019

Growing up, I never aspired to be a transcriptionist. I did not see myself as self-employed working from home most of my adult life. In school, we took those personality career quizzes. My results included garbageman/waste collector and teacher. I laughed and thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”

Yet, reflecting back, I loved being a teaching assistant at the elementary school while in high school as well as helping classmates when they struggled with high school math classes. (Although... I could have used some help with History!) While I never had the desire to homeschool my boys, teaching is something I do enjoy - in my own way. I suppose it’s not simply about teaching, but about helping others.

In junior high, we had to pick a career and do research on it. I picked Administrative Secretary. I remember how excited I was, the thought of working in an office doing all the things I thought I’d love to do. My dad was livid! “Why would you want to...

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