- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Hi everyone…. Just looking for some advice as my ambitions are starting to bloom, I am now in a frustrating spot.
I finished my undregrad degree in Spring 2010, and during my degree I took a bunch of different psych classes, some specifically discussing working with clients to some degrees and have done a lot of reading on the subject…. I really enjoyed it and related to it but I wasn’t sure how I felt at the time about taking my education further down that road…. fastforward nearly two years, moved to a new country, got married, have been looking for work for 5 months, and am feeling its time to go back to Uni. The MCounselling program has been on my mind, the program in the city I live in sounds really exciting to me, it would give career options afterward, would give me something to work toward, solve my not-having-any-of-my-own-friends-after-moving-to-dh’s-county problem, is part time so I could also work, and is quite inexpensive!
However, Darling Husband has pointed out the obvious flaw in my plan. If he ever lost his job, we’d most likely have to move. He’s worked for the same company for 5 years, and every year they seem to downsize full time employees and take on more contractors, so he never feels his job security is good for more than a year or two at a time. He’s looked at his career options in his field and believes if he lost his job it would require selling the flat and a big move, so four years is a risky amount of time.
The program in this city is divided up into a certificate, a diploma and a dissertation, and I’ve done some research about other programs some some have a similar pace and others a bit different and I don’t know how well mixing and maching would work…. I know its not ideal….. but how can I create my own career-goals when DH’s career and my non-citizen status (though this is the least of my concerns at the moment) make for a non-flexible situation?
Anyone have any experience with… any of this?