Well, I have some exciting news, and it’s a real big change for me and my whole family, but change in a good way. One of my goals for this year, was to get a medical coding job. I’m happy to say that I’ve accepted a job offer! It’s exactly the kind of job I want to do (coding nuclear medicine/radiology reports) and I’m so happy that I got it 🙂 I finished up my training from Career Step about a month ago, and have been sending out my resume. I still have to take the certification exam next month, and have been studying. A lot. The test is difficult, but I think I’ll do ok.
This is a complete change for me. I graduated college 15 years ago but in a different field. But even more than that, it’s a change because this means that I’ll no longer be able to be a stay at home mom. I have been home with the kids for past 10 years. I’m sure there will be days when I miss being home, but I am totally ready to be back out there again.
I was very fortunate that I had the chance to stay with the kids the whole time they were so young. Now 3 of my kids are in regular school, and I’ll be getting home only an hour and a half after them. I’m also very lucky because my husband can leave a little later than most people do for work, and can stay with our youngest son until my aunt (who has always been the best aunt ever) can get here to stay with him and be here when my kids get home from school. All of my kids were so excited to hear that they’re going to see my aunt everyday! They’re already want me go to work so they can see her sooner 🙂
My biggest concern will always be my kids well-being and happiness. It would of killed me to have to put my kids in daycare when they were babies. I know they would have been fine, but it would have killed me. I really can’t express how thankful I am that I’ve been fortunate enough to have all that time with them when they were little. They just grow up so fast. I know on the day my youngest goes to kindergarten, I will cry. He won’t be I’m sure. He was crying the first day of school when the other kids went because he wanted to go 🙂 Seriously though, the time has just gone by so fast for me the last 10 years. It’s crazy.
So, this will be a big change, but I’m so so happy about it. It couldn’t of worked out better at home, and also my new job will be great. The job itself is something I want to do, and all the people I met so far are very nice. I start next week and am just so excited about it 🙂
As far as my music goes, I am writing a new song. It’s more like my usual style than my last song. My music has been described as “impending doom” lol, but I take that as a compliment. I think my last song, Angel, was a very happy sounding song though. It also is my favorite song that I’ve written. If you haven’t heard it yet, scroll up to the music player on the right of the screen or click here to see the video for it.
Thank you for reading if you made it this far. I know this post was kind of long and rambly. I’m just excited about this new path.
-Lindsay Della Vella