When I talked about my goals for the year I was 37 I had included the following:
"3. I will continue to work on my online course. I want to finish the course work by May/June so that I can complete my 4 week practicum and get my diploma.
4. Once my course is done I will take the next big step and find a new job as a legal administrator."
Looks like my plans have been a bit derailed. I signed up for the course in January of 2013. Then I went to Edmonton for a week to work out of the office here and spend some time apart from my ex husband. When I got back he spent two weeks crashing with a friend. After that we decided to separate.
When I spoke to my aunt/the CEO of our company about leaving Venture when I moved back to Edmonton, she came up with another solution. So I changed positions to the one I now have in the circulation department. When I agreed to the job, I signed a contract and agreed to give them two years (from April 2013 to April 2015).
It has been almost two years and my program instructor told me that I either had to finish the course by December 31 (not happening), or they could transfer the courses I have taken and give me an Administrative Professional Diploma.
I wish I could go back and hold off on signing up for the course. Or at least wait until I got to Edmonton, maybe even taking the program through a different institution.
It's all just a bit frustrating. I know I should have communicated with Robertson College more clearly that I was moving and going to commit the next two years to my current career. Thus making it extremely difficult to complete the program, as I could not take time off to do the 4 week practicum.
I also know that I should have been more dedicated to my studies. If all I had left to complete was the practicum, and maybe one test, then I am sure there might have been some more flexibility.
I am not sure what to do from here. I really like my job and there is potential for a raise in 2015, but my hope was to find a job where I could make even more money. Then I would have the finances to have a child on my own.
Everything is a bit confusing right now. I guess I will just take it one step at a time and hope that it all works out.