Making a Difference

Posted 02-25-2012 at 07:32 AM by Krista

I have changed my major twice in a six month period. I have been taking college courses at the urging of my husband, who wants me to have a degree in case I ever have to support our children on my own. Initially I entered into the business program, because I enjoy working with money and know that I am good at it. Also, my husband has a business degree, so he certainly could point me to a good job upon graduation.

However, even though I have been doing well in the classes ( I have a 3.0 which I am very proud of considering I am taking care of two children and working while taking online classes) my heart just isn’t in it. An accountant makes a lot of money, I know that, but I know from experience that money don’t buy love (as the saying goes). Sure, I believe I would be good as an accountant, but in the end who am I really helping by crunching numbers all day? The only thing I’d be helping is my bottom line.

I want more than that. I want a job that fulfills me. Do any of you know where I am coming from? I want to make a difference and contribute in a positive way to society. I want to take pride in the work that I do. Now, granted currently my job is to be a wife and mother, and that should take top priority. I also know though that once the kids are in school I am going to want to have something to occupy my time.

As many of you probably know from the numerous articles I have written, my husband and I were unable to conceive in our first years of marriage due to my infertility. Though it was fixed, and I am now the proud mother of two beautiful girls, I will never, ever forget that feeling of heartbreaking hopelessness. I really want to help others who are going through the same thing, so I am leaning toward majoring in sociology (which is what I changed my degree to, before changing back to business) so that I can help families with adoption. I am not sure what capacity this would be in, but it doesn’t matter to me as long as I can help a family in need and make a difference in their life. That is all I want.

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