As I mentioned yesterday, Landon and I are back in school. We are taking online classes from Weber State University where my dad teaches and the rest of my family has gone. Landon and I are going to get our degrees in Professional Sales. That was not my original plan when I started going to school 7 years ago, but that plan took an unexpected turn and ended up not being the path I wanted to take. I've been standing on uncertain ground as to which path I did want to take for the last few years, but the clock is ticking so I've decided to go the way I am because I think this degree will open a lot of different opportunities for me. I can also do virtually the entire degree online, I can keep my current job, stay in Midway, my dad will be able to help me a lot along the way because he teaches this program, Landon and I are taking the exact same classes, AND my tuition is all but free. So here we go.
Honestly, I'm excited. I have had a lot of people asking me why I'm going into this if it isn't my passion. And I don't ever really have an answer for them because as far as a career path goes I haven't quite figured out what my passion is, exactly. Aside from all those reasons I just mentioned above, I think Sales is a pretty versatile field to go into. What career out there doesn't have something to do with sales? And even if I don't get a job as a salesperson, which to be honest I really hope I don't, I will be learning people skills, customer service skills, negotiating, marketing, problem solving, psychology and so many other things that I think will transfer to just about anything I could want. At least for right now, anyway. And if down the road I figure out something else that I want to do that requires additional education, I can always go back to school, right? Right.
And I lose the family discount when I turn 30, so now is the time to go back.