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I'm turning 40 this year so I guess it's time to figure out who I am. I can tell you basics. I'm married to my best friend Paul. Have 6 great kids. Two doggies, a spoiled rotten cat, and two snakes. I currently work as a nurse. I am a major book worm. Read every chance I get.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Where I'm at Now

I've been thinking about doing a blog and the girls from Goodreads have all contributed to me doing one. I might not have alot to say but everyone needs a place to ramble.
I go tomorrow to sign up for more school. You would think at my age that I'd be past all that but so what? I loved being in school and I have the opportunity to do it so I'm going for it. I have the best husband who supports me in everything I want to conquer. It's taken me awhile to make this decision but I know I'm not happy in the job I have currently. I'm a nurse at a dermatologist's office and recently it was hinted that my personality didn't mess with what my provider was wanting. I'm too old to let someone tell me that! I'm outspoken and outgoing. I believe the patients deserve to be listened to! If they want to tell someone what's wrong I think they deserve that right. I can't look at them as just a number. I love them all and that's why I signed up for nursing. I hate that it's coming down to how many people you can squeeze in each day. Numbers aren't as important as people are. So as I get closer to 40 it's time to do something that I would enjoy. I decided on a cosmetologist because I can talk to the clients and not have to rush them out the door. It's going to be my time. Not about the money.


  1. Hi Shelby! Congrats on getting your blog up and going. It's NEVER too late for school, way to go! I started on my BS at 37 and just started a master's program and I just turned 44...cheer's to 40-something students! :o)

  2. SHELBY,
    The pink with black polka dots are great. Everyone does need a place to ramble and I like that you love your patients and care about them.

    I work in a school, and I feel the same way about the kids.

    Here's to loud and out spoken. Sometimes, someone just has to speak up!

  3. Congrats on your decision!! Go for what you want in your life....don't let anyone or anything stand in your way. You know what's best for you and I'm glad to see you are going to pursue it. :)

    Great blog!!

  4. Good for you! I look forward to following your journey on your blog.

  5. Shelby,
    Welcoming to blogging! Good for you on going back to school. It's never too late. My Dad went back in his 40's too. :)

  6. Good for you, Shelby! I went back to school for my teaching degree when I was 35 and I'm sooo glad I did. I have a whole new career now because of it. I really appreciated every class I took, and I learned twice as much as the students who were in their 20's because I was paying for those classes and was really interested. You go, girl!