Well, I'm back.
I was here a while ago while I was doing my CNA course at the local Tech. school.
My plan WAS to make my work schedule work with a school schedule, and put myself through Nursing School. I tried (went to days, took a different position), but I just can't have any guaranteed days off. Work thinks they are the most important thing in my life. I think differently.
I've thought alot about what I can do to make something of my life, and I think I may have found the answer..
Join the ARMY.
Here's some info on me:
-27 years old
-Single, no kids
-Renter - signed a new lease a few months ago
-5'9", 210 (I gained about 50-60 pounds after I quit smoking in April '05)
-GED, CNA. No further education
-Overall good health. A bit overweight and out of shape at present, but I have a year to fix that before my lease is up.
-Been at my current job almost 9 years. Good standing. All of my supervisors have/do like me. I'd rather work than chit-chat.
-Minor things on my criminal record - traffic, trespass, underage drinking. Nothing major, and nothing for the past 5-6 years.
-Hope to become a RN, and would like to specialize (thinking CRNA, but it's a bit early to be sure). I DO want to specialize somewhere though.
-Get choked up every time the National Anthem plays. I have always thanked Vets for their service. But words are cheap. It would be nice to do more.
91WM6, 4 year enlistment?
Will I be able to get my education in the ARMY, or are they mostly interested in educated people for this area?
I don't have a problem working my way up the ladder. I just spent 9 years of my life working my way up the ladder at this job, and found out there isn't much at the top here. I'm looking for a taller ladder.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions are welcome!