When most people go on their honeymoon, its to relax, have fun, enjoy each other and celebrate the beginning of your new life together. Not us, nope. I mean, we did all those things too, but, in addition to going against the norm by participating in the Dumbo Double Dare, a couple of “life changing” decisions were made.
Now I know I’m supposed to be talking about my trip, and I will, believe me, you will all get sick of me talking about my trip. But, I wanted to get a “quick” post in and the reviews/posts about Hawaii and Disneyland were just to extensive for what I have time for right now. This post, however, is about things that are the outcome of this trip.
The first of which is we are now Disney Vacation Club members! I realize this may not sound “life changing,” but when you live in an apartment and invest in something that’s almost, essentially, a mortgage, its pretty big. While staying in the Aulani (which will get its own post, I promise), we were staying in one of the Vacation Club Villas. As such, we were given a notice, one of those “come talk with us and we’ll give you a $100 Disney gift card” things. Now, we knew we would easily spend $100 there, or in Disneyland and so figured, why not, what’s an hour of our time?
We went in, completely expecting to say no, and well, clearly, we didn’t follow that plan. The surprising thing was, it was Doug who was gung ho about this. I’m a Disneyholic, so anything that means I’ll go to Disney on a regular basis, I’m obviously all for, but Doug…he likes Disney, but he doesn’t feel the need to go every year like I do. Well, now we get to go every year! Yay! We already have the Boardwalk booked for our trip in February for the Princess Half Weekend, woohoo!
What’s the other major life decision? I’m going back to school. I have been toying with this idea for years. I love where I work, so I wasn’t in any rush to leave, but I don’t love what I do. It’s a job. And I’m thankful to have one. Perhaps being complacent is one reason I wasn’t in any rush to back to school, despite my desire to. Fear is another. But the main reason was, in reality, I had NO idea what I wanted to go back for.
Then, somewhere along the trip, it hit me. I want to be a sports psychologist. Maybe I watched too many episodes of “Necessary Roughness” but when I found out that a sports psychologist is a real thing, it just sounded like exactly what I would want to do. It’s something I would be passionate about and honestly, something I think I would actually be kind of good at. Now, as self deprecating as I am, for me to think there’s something I may be good at, that’s something.
I know what you’re thinking, I’m kinda a mess myself, how the hell am I supposed to help other people? Not thinking that? Well, I am. But the truth is, what I fail to see in myself, I am actually pretty good at seeing in others.
It’s going to be a struggle, finding a school/program which will allow me to keep my job, not to mention the financial struggle given our other major life decision, but I think its something that will make me happy. I still have a lot of research to do and so probably will not be starting (if I can) until next fall. It’s of course assuming I can do well on the GREs (standardized testing – not my strongest suit) and actually get in somewhere. Keeping my fingers crossed!
And here’s a picture just for being a good sport about hearing me go on and on about myself!