I've done a bit of research and checked out current job postings for the job I want. Careerbuilder.com is currently listing 50 administrator positions open in the state of Texas. Fifty! Most facilities are for-profit pieces of a large corporate pie. They want someone who is business and budget-minded balanced with a dedication to quality resident care and positive employee relations. A hard job. Hiring entities want someone who can assure regulations compliance and has a proven track record for success. One listed asked for a "quantifiable" track record. They want proof. A Master's degree is preferred.
I have a plan.
January brings with it my return to school. I'm a little anxious. I'm registered for 13 hours. Most are re-takes from my previous attempt at college. Pretty sad, I know. But I'm 33, not 18. But I have a fire in my belly that I never had all those years ago. I feel compelled to do this. To get this degree and do the thing I feel called to do. So here we are.
I took 3 years of French in high school and still remember much of it. So I think Elementary French I will be, in fact, elementary. Je m'appelle Jacqueline. Je deteste le tennis. I was kicked out of French I my first foray into higher education and professor-placed into French III, Reading and Composition. I'm hoping for an easy A. Also scheduled is Fine Arts Appreciation, Texas State and Local Government and Principles of Financial Accounting.
The next step is to send the paperwork that is further required for my financial aid award, receive my aid and wait for the semester to start.