Monday, April 7, 2008

New Horizons

I've been puting off this post for quite a while now... I'm not sure why... I guess I just don't know where to start. I'm very excited about it though. Let me just get to it.

My life is taking a new direction. I guess it was just over a month ago when I started to question what I wanted to do with my life. I love my job at the vets office because I get to work with animals everyday, but I began to relize that I really don't have any passion for medicine. I have watched the Veterinarians at my clinic very closly and I can not picture myself in their postions. I love animals and I really want to work with them; but, even though the vets are working on animals, really there focus is the medicine part. I thought maybe because blood, gore, and needles didn't bother me I was destined to be a vet....

I found myself day dreaming more about what I could do because I was a vet, more than thinking about actually being a vet. I was thinking, "Because I'll be a vet I'll have enough money to own my own horse barn," and "I hope I'll be able to have enough spare time when I'm not working to train my horses and go to horse shows," and "Wouldn't it be cool if I could give kids riding lessons on the weekends?" My thoughts where consumed with horses, horses, horses, and I rarely found my self thinking of my vet career in a positive light; in fact I found myself DREADING the next three years of college and the following four years of Vet school, very few of classes I'd have to take seemed interesting to me, I knew I would be strugeling through the whole thing.

After a lot of thought and prayer, and wise instruction from my parents who encouraged me to follow my passions, I decided to change my major from Pre-Vet to Equine Science.

Of course, Lee University dosen't have a major in Equine Science, so I will be transfering to William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri in the Fall. William Woods was the first University to offer a four year degree in Equine Science in the USA. They have riding concentrations in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Western, and Saddle Seat. They have a large riding facility right on campus with a couple hundred horses. They host horse shows on campus and the students also travel to nearby horse shows as well. It should give me a really good soild foundation to pursue practically any job in the horse industry (Of course that can be easier said than done). This will mean a lot of work for me, both physically, mentally, and emotionally. But I am determined to do well.

I will be goint to vist the school this weekend.

For the first time in my life I am chasing after a career that I REALLY want to do. I know that I will love every moment of it. I'm very excited, though a little sad that I will be leaving home (I wasn't planing on leaving home for another two years).

I would apreciate your prayers and suport durring this time of transition.

Miranda