Career Path Determined

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my life. Right now I’m on my dad’s insurance, but in a few years I won’t be anymore, and let’s just say that my Diabetic supplies are nowhere near cheap! I’ve mentioned tossing around the idea of Cosmetology school, and that I really like the vet clinic but don’t want to become a veterinarian.

Do you see where I’m going with this? Yeah, should have been super obvious to me, and I think the idea was slithering around in the back of my mind, but this weekend I finally put my finger on it and decided to do something about it! I’m going to be a dog groomer.

Randy and I were talking about my Diabetic supplies and insurance and whatnot this weekend and I brought it up, and then did some more research when we came back to the cabin. Apparently you don’t even need a license to be a dog groomer; if you want to throw a sign on your door and open for business, you can! I think they’re talking about making it so you have to get a license, but as it stands now you don’t.

At the vet clinic we have a groomer, so today I was peppering her with questions. I started out with  my feelers, asking her how long she’d been grooming and if she liked it. She was telling me that she knows someone who works in Vegas and makes half a million dollars a year grooming dogs!! How crazy is that? The field is full of possibilities, it just depends on how ambitious you are and how far you want to go with it.

I don’t have to go to school, she said she did but didn’t learn anything there. The only thing it’s really any good for was learning the breeds of dogs and their anatomy. Helllooo used book store!! 😉 Instead, she said she learned the most apprenticing for a year and half under her first groomer. Hands on teaching is a good way to learn anyway!

A great thing for me, they used to have a bather at the clinic who had to leave six months ago and they never replaced her! This person would get the dogs prepped for the groomer to be all ready to go to groom. Guess who’s going to try to get that position? At first I thought I would still work in boarding and then help her before my shift or something, but she made it sound like she’d want me just working with her in the grooming room! I am SO excited.

They have a weekly meeting on Tuesday’s, so she’s going to bring it up tomorrow and hopefully they’ll figure it all out to see if I can start working with her! I’ll be just helping her, and hopefully learning a lot about grooming! Perhaps after awhile I’ll be able to groom my own dogs, and who knows where I could go from there?

I’m excited that I’ve figured out a job path where I think I will be truly happy, and hopefully will be able to support myself and get on some insurance, or else be able to afford my own! I’ll keep you posted on what I find out and how it goes and whatnot. I hope everyone else’s Monday has been as good as mine has! 🙂

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29 thoughts on “Career Path Determined

    • Thank you! It really is; and it’s fun to look back and realize how painfully obvious it should have been, haha. I’m pretty excited though; hopefully I’ll hear something soon about if/when I can start helping her. 🙂

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      • That’s a very good point! Thank you, it really works out well that I’m already there and in the position to be able to train with her! It really is a great opportunity. 🙂

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      • Oh goodness, I completely understand. I asked my husband what he thought of my new job and he said “I’m not going to let you give this up just because you’re nervous. You’ll do fine.”
        It’s the anticipation that gets me. But we’ve got this!

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      • Awh, that’s so sweet! I’m glad he’s supporting you and knows where your weaknesses are so he can build you up from them! Lucas does that too; it’s wonderful to have someone like that! It’s definitely the anticipation for me too; I hate thinking about stuff before going to bed because then I’m just lying there getting worried and having my heart racing! But we have got this, and we’re going to be amazing at it! 😀

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      • Haha, that’s so true!! 😀 I know how you feel, that’s exactly how I feel as well! I’m happy for us too; we’re really doing great in life right now it seems! Nothing can stop us when we put our mind to it. 🙂

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    • Thank you!! 😀 That’s what I was thinking too. Hopefully I’ll be able to help her and learn a lot working there, and then yes perhaps I can start my own place eventually down the road! I’m pretty excited for it; hopefully I’ll find out more soon about if that’ll work out and when I can start helping her. I’ll definitely let you know as soon as I find anything out! 🙂

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  1. So awesome to hear that you’ve found a career path! That must feel so exciting for you! 😀
    I’m happy for you, and I hope you get into that new bather role, working with the groomer so you can learn as much as you can! A1-Lydia The Dog Groomer 🙂

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    • That’s what truly matters! One of my favorite quotes has always been, “If you like what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.” So very true, and there probably aren’t many people who get to do that! I don’t mind not being rich in the material sense; I’d rather surround myself with the animals and be happy any day. 🙂 I’m glad you love your job and get to smile every day at work! 😀

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