A Quick Update About Life, Not Really Music

I thought I’d give a quick update on what’s going on that’s not really music related. So, if you’re my family or close friend this might be interesting. If not, you kinda might think this is boring. Sorry.

All of the kids are doing good. I usually don’t put their pics on here though. Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but this is a public page, and I’m afraid of weirdos looking at them. But, I will put a pic of our dog. This is Max.

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This is Max. The kids bother him all day long and it’s amazing he’s never bit them.

I’m not sure when I’ll have a new song. I still practice everyday, and eventually that’s how I’ll get an idea for a song. But right now my focus has been on going back into the paying working world. I don’t like saying “going back to work” because that implies that since I’m a stay at home mom that I don’t work. Being at home with the kids all this time has been the best experience of my life, but also the hardest, for about a million different reasons. I can write a book about why. It’s not all negative and it’s not even about anything specific in my family. It’s about society. This world is full of judgmental people who form opinions in about 3 seconds and have nothing to base it on. Tons of people imply that being at home with kids is easier than their life. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Either way it’s not because I get to stay home and they have to go out in the big, bad world. Everyone has tough things to deal with. It’s called life. It’s not because being-a-stay-at-home-mom-is-easy-because-you-don’t-work. Just getting that out of the way. If I’ve offended you…well, that’s just how I feel.

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Spent a lot of time studying this year. Hopefully it will be worth it.

Anyway, the whole point of that was that pretty soon I will not be staying at home with the kids full time anymore. In 2000, I graduated with my teaching degree, but that seems like a different lifetime ago. This passed year, I decided that teaching, in the traditional way like that is not what I want to do anymore. I spent 11 months taking a medical coding course and am getting ready to take the certification test in February. I spent countless hours learning this and I’m still kind of scared I might fail the test. It is difficult. You might of seen the ads that say something like “stay at home and do medical coding and make all this money!!” That is crap. Eventually after maybe 3 or so years, medical coding could be a stay at home job, but not right away. It is a real career, and a real commitment. You have to pass very difficult certification tests and then usually work in a hospital or doctors office before you can do this at home. You also have to keep up with your education to keep your certification current. Ultimately I’d like to work from home though. If I think even longer down the line, eventually I’d like to be a trainer and teach people how to do medical coding.

So, anyway, this is a complete change for me and my family. I hope things work out the way I have it envisioned in my head. I’ll hopefully have a new song soon or maybe I’ll make a video for an older one. No matter what happens with my career, my music is not going anywhere 🙂

Thanks for reading-

-Lindsay Della Vella

 

Photo credit- Supertrooper at www.freedigitalphotos.net

 

About ldellavella

I'm a musician, mother, wife, sister and friend.
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3 Responses to A Quick Update About Life, Not Really Music

  1. Janice says:

    Lin,
    Keep playing your piano. Even in the best of jobs-you will need a break. Having an awesome hobby and love helps!

    Like

  2. Pingback: How I See 2015 | Lindsay's Piano Music and Life

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