Working with all these young kids and listening to them talk about what they want to do with their lives is interesting.
I did one of those "what you should be" tests in high school and I got a lighthouse keeper. When I told my employees they didn't even understand what I said. What they heard was Light housekeeper. Well i sure felt the age gap at that point. If i had become a lighthouse keeper, I would have been out of a job due to the computer age.
What I wanted to be was a surgeon.
I didn't have the academic smarts for it. So I started out cleaning at a nursing home and quickly worked my way up to a personal care aid and was on my way to licensed practical nurse when I met Rocky.
I left my life in Alberta and came to Naramata.
Life had another path for me.
Oddly enough when its crazy busy in the pizza place and the timers are going off all over the place I imagine I am in the ER.
My patients phone in their orders. I have to triage the walk - ins especially those with starving crying children. The timers sound like heart monitors. And I have great assistant pizza nurses who follow my lead and know what I need done next.
I giggle to myself because although the pay may not be the same, I feel like I may not have enjoyed being an actual doctor as much as I enjoy cooking and creating.
All I can do is teach good work ethic and tell my story. I take pride in knowing that my job will be a stepping stone for these young kids and my words may be something they take with them forever.