If you could take a break from your life and
go back to school to master a subject,
what would it be?
have thought of this . . . not often, but a couple of things I’d possibly like to do. Professionally, mainly to help out our family and be able to get a quicker degree, I have thought about learning to be a Phlebotomist – a person that draws blood from patients. With our daughter being on coumadin (a blood thinner) she has had to get her blood drawn often for INR/PT – checking the levels of her blood thinner to make sure it’s not too thin that she could hemorrhage or to thick that her heart valves could clot. Dreams do change though. Before he died, I dreamed of a big house, and many bedrooms. Now I dream of something more simple and open. Thankfully, we have a machine at home that we can check her with most of the time. However, when she was a baby, it was awful. She would start shaking as soon as we parked in the parking lot. She knew where she was and what they were going to do to her. I got to the point that I would allow three pokes – if they could not get it – they were done, and we’d come back another day. And, over time, we knew who the best phlebotomists were and we would request one and refuse some others. I would enjoy working in a clinic, especially with children. I would not want to be the one going early into hospital rooms waking up cranky people who want rest (I can be one of those cranky people when they come into the hospital room and turn on the bright light!)
The other thing that is close to my heart, is grieving people, especially those that have lost children or babies. It’s been a heart’s desire for some time to get the training for a grief counselor or grief coach. I am not sure when this would be able to work in my life, but I hope and pray some day it will be something I can do to reach out to others more.