Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Like A Woman...

....I keep changing my mind! I think I totally missed my calling. Well, maybe I didn't, because I know coaching is in me and sports are all I've ever known, but I had an epiphany.

There's a new show on TLC called "Addicted." Its season premiere was tonight. I'm DVRing it so I can watch it in full detail later. Anyway, I've always been completely fascinated by drugs and addiction. Let me clarify before you think the wrong thing! (LOL) I'm not fascinated about actually taking drugs; I'm interested in the aspects of addiction and how all of that works. In my life I've had a few friends fall victim to things of this nature. So bad have I wanted to help. I've read books about athletes overcoming addiction. Josh Hamilton's book, "Beyond Belief" is an excellent read for anyone. It's about his struggle with cocaine addiction and life in general. It's an inspiration for everyone, not just drug addicts.

I've studied drugs. I've learned about what kind of high they give people. I've learned about drug testing and long term effects. Not just illegal drugs, but prescription drugs that tend to get abused. I'm pretty knowledgeable in this subject, and for me, that's great. I'm not that smart in many things, so when I find something that can actually hold my attention for a few minutes, I latch onto it.

I think I would like to be a drug/alcohol counselor. With the degree I'm getting, I can do that. As a coach I will more than likely come into contact with athletes who might be abusing particular drugs. I like how it will overlap into each other. I would say that I'll change my major again but NO WAY. I've done that too much already, hence why that's one of the reasons it has taken me as long as I have.

Sometimes I wish I could get several degrees at once and have many options in a career. Life would be perfect, especially for someone like me who just can't decide what they want to be when they grow up. ;-)

Quote of the Day: “You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.” ~ David Ryan


Tracy said...

As a baseball lover, when I saw Josh Hamilton on your blog, I had a pretty good feeling I was going to like reading what you had to say. (I've only made it through the first post so far... bear with me, I have a short attention span sometimes)

I hear you about getting many degrees and having multiple choices, I wish the world worked that way. I really believe that most of us don't 100% know what we want to be, until we've tested out several things first. But you often need a degree to get into most fields -- total catch 22.

AmazingGraceTX said...

You need to talk to rick!!!! He can point you in the right direction!!

ModernDayDrifter said...

I'm glad to hear you're a baseball fan too, Tracy. Hope you like my blog, most of the time it's just me venting about my day. LOL. And yeah, college is a catch 22....and the sad thing is, if you get too many credentials a lot of places won't hire you also. They think you want more pay. So there's really no happy medium. Too little and too much are both bad things.

Loriann, I can't wait to talk to Rick about it. It's good to have connections to things like this.