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#11 JennyK

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    Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:03 PM

    I just recently changed paths. I was working in a hair salon (I'm an esthetician) and now I got a job working in a bank which I'm actually really liking lol

    #12 beachbride08

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      Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:03 PM

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      I worked for 5 years when I got out of university as an investment manager/fund trader. Made great money, loved the fast paced environment and did really well with clients and money management. However, I put everything into work and never had time for anything else.

      So at the age of 26, I quit my job, sold my house and car (and pretty much everything else) and moved to the Caribbean to be a master dive instructor. Big switch in lifestyle and pay. Loved every minute of it.

      Met my husband and ended up buying an underwater photography/video business and filming and shooting dolphins/sharks/ whales etc and teaching underwater photography occasionally as well. After a few years we kept getting requests from businesses on island to do commercial work and then family and portrait work (sharks are a breeze compared to small children...LOL) and weddings. Now thirteen years later, we only do about 10% of underwater photography.

      Love every minute of it. I highly recommend following your passion, I find that if you love what you do, everything falls into place!

      Krys
      That is awesome! I would love to just do something random like that.
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      #13 Hartyt509

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        Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:08 PM

        If you want to do it do it nothing to stop you. Just remember it is very male dominated and unless someone gives you a break its gonna be tough getting a job. I don't know about Nottingham but some areas are still very male dominated up here including my area and you do feel it chick.

        I always wanted to be a car mechanic and wasn't bad but I hated getting greasy lmao that knocked that on the head lol

        #14 JODEY

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          Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

          I'm appserlutly gutted !! I've just spoken to the tutor of the course I want to enroll on and he tells me its been full for some time when I'd been told there were places available. How pissed am I !! If I was to start the course this year it would take me 3 yrs before I'm qualified ( I would be 28 ) I would now have to wait another year and I've got trying for a baby to think about, I don't want to leave it too late. To me 29 yrs is pushing it, I know women have children later than that and thats fab but what if it takes a long time ?..... What do you guys think I should do stay in my job untill we decide to have children in maybe 1 or 2 years time and use the maternity leave or try to get on the course next year leving trying for children untill I'm 29 ?? ..... I'm all confused !!

          #15 MsShelley

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            Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:48 AM

            I was a haridresser for 9 years, and I switched careers and am now working in a hospital. I lvoe it, I am learning so many things.

            #16 Hartyt509

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              Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:08 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by JODEY
              I'm appserlutly gutted !! I've just spoken to the tutor of the course I want to enroll on and he tells me its been full for some time when I'd been told there were places available. How pissed am I !! If I was to start the course this year it would take me 3 yrs before I'm qualified ( I would be 28 ) I would now have to wait another year and I've got trying for a baby to think about, I don't want to leave it too late. To me 29 yrs is pushing it, I know women have children later than that and thats fab but what if it takes a long time ?..... What do you guys think I should do stay in my job untill we decide to have children in maybe 1 or 2 years time and use the maternity leave or try to get on the course next year leving trying for children untill I'm 29 ?? ..... I'm all confused !!
              It depends on how much you want it as to whether you are prepared to wait and make a decision that you wouldn't have kids while training. Whats to say you didn't accidentally get pregnant. Not everything in life is clear cut.

              You need to decide whats important to you and just relax - you still have a job even though you aren't happy in it. Whats to say there aren't better courses with better jobs out there - look about. Unless you have your heart set on it and will give everything up for it then keep looking. The best things in life happen without warning.

              Glad to hear 29 is pushing it for kids i won't be trying until i'm 37 lmao thats me screwed lmao




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