Single Status Update
So... random thoughts. I've been on medical leave from work since January 22nd. I am a Caregiver, home health aide. It is a very physical job. But, I have a hernia and spinal stenosis, so I worked light duty. But, I have a bad spell of sciatica and it happened around the same time last year. But, this episode has lasted months longer. It actually began in October. :(
Anyway, no judgements, but I can't see how people can be confined to their home. Being a caregiver allows me to see people at their weakest. My empathetic true nature in me takes all of that in and sometimes it is too much, overwhelming.
I feel like now, at this point in my life, I need to make a career change but, I am afraid to make the change. I'm 53, not too old, but old enough. I have always wanted to work in the legal field. I went to community college while I was married to mistake #1, my kid's dad. I studied Criminal concepts and the administration of justice. I scored a 3.85gpa my first semester.
I was thinking maybe do online paralegal studies...
Any thoughts ??
PS.. So glad again that I have found you Shybi <3 It's really love at first sight <3
Go for it!!! Follow your passion & don’t worry about your age.
I can totally relate to what you’re saying here on more than one level...
Spent first part of my career in Health Care as a nurse & was Just forced into a leave from human services of sorts (counselor) after a car accident this summer. :( I also have stenosis (& herniated discs) (cervical)...
I can relate to the whole ‘caregiver/empathic overload.’ Sometimes I feel like the permeable membrane that needs to hide from absorbing everyone’s ick. Ha!
I, too, am contemplating something different for when I’m all done healing ... hopefully some time this summer . In another life I would have gone to law school, so I think that sounds great.