Recently I decided I was no longer feeling as challenged and inspired in my current career. As a psychologist working in a forensic setting, there were of course plenty of options within this diverse field to consider, but a bigger change was needed.
Since becoming a mummy, I now have this strong desire to work with children & funny enough, my new career goal came out of a dream. I have decided to go back to uni (online) and study teaching.
Lucky enough here in Australia this means only a graduate diploma in education if you have relevant tertiary qualifications already and is only 1-1.5 years full time. I got my uni acceptance via email today.
I’m taking it on part time while sticking it out in my current job for a couple more years. I am only part time at work so it should be manageable (despite my need to have a million hobbies at once).
I’m pretty excited. I love study and I can’t wait to try something new. I also love that this career will allow me a chance to use some of my creativity as compared to psychology.
Although the psych degree & experience isn’t a waste. After a few years teaching, I plan to work as a school guidance counsellor, so another chance for something new.
Cheers to me…. Psychologist, mum, small business owner, diy-er & now student 😉