As I get closer and closer each day to reaching my goal of completing this program, I had to sit back and reflect a bit on how exactly I got on this path and what drove me to begin this adventure.
My daughter was less than a month old and I had been on maternity leave for that period of time and was constantly counting down the days until I would have to go back to work. I was dreading leaving my baby, and even more so the idea of putting her in daycare.
I had these fears and feelings in my heart at all times, so when I heard a radio ad that offered a work-at-home career in the medical field, I was instantly intrigued. I made sure I was able to attend that meeting and I signed up the same evening. I had been sold!
As I stated above, being home with my daughter was an important aspect of my decision to move forward with the program, but another factor was the potential income. I wanted to feel like I was contributing to our household and I felt this program would be the perfect way to do that.
I also wanted a flexible schedule. Based on my prior work experience, I knew I needed a career that would allow me the flexibility to work on my time and not miss out on the things in life that I felt were important. Again, I felt with this program and career that was something that I could do.
Another thing that I felt was important was the fact that I felt like I was doing something worthwhile or productive. Even though most of my reasons are purely selfish, I still wanted to know that I was making a difference. After completing the first four courses and currently working on the fifth, I can see that what I will be doing will be making a huge impact. Without our skills, the medical field would come to a halt pretty quick. That is nice job security!
Overall, I am so happy with my decision to jump out of my comfort zone and start this program. I am excitedly anticipating completing the entire program and finding a career in this field. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve learned thus far and can’t wait to start applying my skills in the real world.
The transcription portion of the course has been so interesting and fun, but also very consuming. I can’t have any distractions when I am working on my studies, but each day I do a little more and I am still hoping to be done by my birthday! I hope your studies are where you would like them to be as well.