Monday, December 8, 2008

Nice teeth.

I haven't got even the tiniest stroke of inspiration to blog today but it's been weighing on me so here I am. So, the biggest news in my world is that I decided to become licensed as a dental assistant. It's a nine month course available through a trade school that is about a mile from my house. I was just trying to put out feelers about it a month ago when one of the schools called me. I guess it's their thing to have you come to the campus instead of mailing you info about the program. Well, their tricky trick worked and next thing you know I was taking an assessment test and discussing financial aid. It all happened so fast! I'm kind of glad though because if I hadn't just decided to do it I would have waffled forever and not done anything at all. Well, today was the first day of school. It's only 3 1/2 hours everyday so I was out by 10:45 and had the whole rest of  the day left. The first class is a month long and is all about professional development. Kinda boring and I would  really like to just get on to the teeth part but what can you do. I've had a job or two before and kinda learned all this stuff already by trial and error but I guess I should just take it as an easy A and a nice reminder of how to be professional in the work place. So that's my big news. In nine months I will be able to get a job in a nice low key dentist office doing pleasant stress-free work and hopefully make the dentist experience more pleasant for those who are afraid to spend an hour in the "rip-out room". (as someone I know likes to call it :) 

PS This post is secretly doubling as a homework assignment. Tricky aren't I?


Marta said...

Congrats! What fun! Going back to school seems so daunting to me.... that's probably why I have put it off for so long. :) You are inspiring me!

Jess said...

Most interesting. I think it is cool that some people can do teeth for a living. I wish I could...because then I could get my family's teeth done where I worked. But for some reason I find teeth really gross. So I am very happy for you that you (and the other teeth people out there) do not.

I bet school (after this class of course) will be very interesting...I really can't wait so you can tall us all about it.

Are we doing a Christmas tea this year?

Sarah D. said...

i think i heard that maybe we were just getting everybody together to hang out instead of a tea. But i heard that a long time ago so I say double check with the moms. they always know what's going on ;)

Shannon Mullins (Salisbury) said...

Thanks Sarah! We are pretty blessed for sure. Ryan wanted a girl badly along with my parents, but I am happy either way. Even more excited to start getting things together for the baby! Hope you are blessed with lots of boys too, though girls definetely run in your fam :)! How is Tabitha these days. I haven't heard from her in about a year and she has been on my mind!