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    If you could start over...

    What would your career path be? Assume it's not financially impossible to go back to school.
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    Freshwater/Marine Biology, maybe Zoology, maybe both.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Freshwater/Marine Biology, maybe Zoology, maybe both.
    That was one of the things that I really wanted to do. The other was be a forest ranger. Well, I got to be a forest ranger, or would that be forest owner, or builder.

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    same career, I just wouldn't have thrown it away for love by moving away from an established set of jobs to another state and starting over without a support group or network of school and work contacts

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    always trust your heart, just don't trust the person your hearts telling you to trust! LOL! ;0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    That was one of the things that I really wanted to do. The other was be a forest ranger. Well, I got to be a forest ranger, or would that be forest owner, or builder.

    Sorry if this sounds racist but those of you that know me know that I'm not, I took a government test to become a Forest Ranger and lost out to three "Americans" that didn't know how to fill out the application, they could barely speak english as we know it, but they got the three available jobs, and two of them didn't have High School diplomas!? I also found out that one passed on the job and another quit a week into it, but I was never called back even though I tried to re-apply and was told there were no more openings? go figure.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I think the only change I'd make would to have NOT agreed that hubby wouldn't have to work.....
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    I would start a religion and make billions.

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    Archaeology ... would love to be an archaeologist ... it's my dream.
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    that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with azzholes. -- William Gibson

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    Architecture or related engineering; of course, the last several years have taken the perceived silliness of 'forest ranger' out of the loop, too. Boy, did my mother ever NOT do me any favors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    I would start a religion and make billions.

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    You tried that once. The ball team kept getting busted for steroid use, not to mention all the dissent among the office staff...

    Try it again. Now that Oral is gone, there is a vacuum in the tele-preacher universe.
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    I would start a financial institution and steal billions.

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    I have started over. Teaching has always been my dream and I went after it 3 years ago. I love my job!
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon


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    I would find a career which allow me to invest in myself as part of my career path.

    If I were artistic, then graphic arts/design.
    If I were handy with tools, then mechanical engineering
    If an "outdoorsy" type, then perhaps something in the environmental field

    etc.

    As part of my career path I would have to acknowledge that the world economy pretty much sux most of the time. yes, there are those who can make billions no matter what the state of our finances seems to be. They are the exception and I would prefer to rely upon myself rather than the dream that I am one of "them." So, I'd have to pick a career path which allows me to work from home and still make sufficient income to support my family.

    I would stay away from those careers which are current "application magnets." You know, those careers that Sally Caruthers stumps for on late night TV as part of some unknown, unaccredited internet university commercial.
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    I think I'd have enjoyed being a civil engineer working on water projects. I enjoy working on the water system but it'd be more interesting to me to be more on the design side I think. (especially after seeing some of the absolutely impractical ideas our current crop of engineers comes up with: at least I'd have some sense of how to design stuff that's easier to operate and maintain).

    But my bachelors was in philosophy and it's a little late in life to be going to all that school again. I wouldn't have enough work years left in me to pay back the loans!

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    Well bikeforums bleeped my job, so I'll go with another. Ultimately I'd like to do something in the arts. I just wish I was a bit more artistic.

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    I'd not change a thing. Who and what I am is the sum of my experiences. If I changed things, I'd be a different person. Live with no regrets has always been my motto.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I'm happy where I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I'm happy where I am.
    i'm happy that siu's knives are pretty far away...

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    Own an big popular aquarium and take care of it. Only if life was that simple.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    I would like a winning MegaMilions ticket please.

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    I like my careerpath, I'm just starting to wish it was somewhere else and with I had started it sooner.

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    I am starting over... but I can't go back.

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