Monthly Archives: August 2011

Renaissance Woman

I’m keeping the name of my blog (unavocis), but I’m changing the subtitle from “Finding my voice” to “Renaissance Woman.” It’s just so much easier than writing a bio or saying what I’ve done with my life. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem talking. Quite the opposite. But I am sensitive to people waxing overly poetic about themselves, and so I really try to not talk about myself too much. By that I mean my accomplishments (which aren’t many — I haven’t solved any crimes or discovered a cure for cancer or anything — yet). I’m not even sure “accomplishments” is the best word… Perhaps “experience” is better. I think that sounds better. You see, I’ve done a lot, but you could say I haven’t accomplished much. Truly, I’m not trying to put myself down! I can list the degrees I have and that would just p*ss people off. What’s the point? You did this and this and this and…. so what? Have a student loan you’re still paying off? Uh, that would be me.

So, what I’m trying to say through all this jabber is that it’s easier for me to just change that subtitle than discuss myself too much. <cough> Not that that or much anything else has been going on at this blog the past few months. <cough> But it actually kind of fits. I’ve done this and that and this some more, and I love it all, but for one reason or another, decided it wasn’t my dream or wasn’t fulfilling or wasn’t the best fit. I believe I have found that fit.

Since I last posted (how many months has it been?), I’ve changed jobs, moved, started volunteering again, moved again, got an A in my first prerequisite (more on that below), and am now about to start my next two prereqs. And they are hard core! And if I needed any more confirmation that the move and change were good not only for my future, but for my SOUL, my mother told me a few weeks after the move that I was a much nicer person LOL. (Gee — I hope I wasn’t too awful to her otherwise!) Isn’t it amazing what a more peaceful, less toxic environment can do? It heals. And that’s what I needed — healing. The healing is still going on, don’t get me wrong. Five months after the move and I still don’t like talking about my previous place of employment or the conditions there. But I’ve had a new job to focus on, family to see lots and lots of, and old friends to reconnect with. I still haven’t had much time off to do _nothing_, and that’s not about to start. But I can handle school-related stress much better than work and toxic environment stress, any day.

So — what prerequisites? Well, I have hinted about it a few times on this blog, but basically, I have decided to fulfill my dream of working with animals. It will take a number of years, of course, but if it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing. Especially given my age and previous education, this is not a decision I made lightly. If I want to do this, then by gum I had better be serious and put a plan together. And I have.

I probably won’t post too many details about my work with animals, and I will not post any pictures, but I will try to post more regularly. I will try to do one post a week or so, to make sure there is some interesting content. If you have any requests or interests, please !!! let me know. I will do my best to write a post on topics that entertain not just myself, but you, too!

Wishing you all the best!


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