Down then UP

Today started as a double downer.  Deciding I couldn’t do the doctor thing was a big downer.  I really WANT to be a doctor but it is just not going to happen in this lifetime.   If I was where I am now 25-30 years ago, I would have been all over it and I would have been Dr.  Jeff.

The second downer is my car.  I love my orange neon and hate when it has problems.  Leaking fluid from multiple places.  Heh, the car is 12 years old, its time for it to start leaking from places due to wear and tear.  I still think the big truck dumping car parts along the road didn’t help matters, but the mechanical said nothing seemed dinged or cut.  So its all coming out of our pocket with no insurance help.  Bummer.

UP is I think I have found my new major or majors rather.  I don’t want to own my own company again, too stressful, so this might be a little awkward in the job hunt.  But I am going to major in Marketing (focus in Digital Marketing) and Web Development.  DMACC has a decent Marketing program and an excellent Web Development program, the former leading to an AA degree the other an AAS degree.   I can finish both degrees (and the certificate for the focus) in Fall of 2019.  So I am back to 2 1/2 years.  It’s all good.

To touch back on the job hunt thing.  I know it’s 2 1/2 years away, but I hope to get hooked up with an established marketing/advertising company.  I know a couple of these companies personally and I wonder if they could use a marketing hand, at least in 2 1/2 years I mean.  The web development stuff if just fluff.  A way to make some money.  As long as there is the net, there will be web pages to be built.  Someone is making a lot of money making web pages (I know this cuz I bought Away From It All Travel’s webpage last year and it wasn’t cheap and he was busy) so I would like my share.  So between the two majors I should be ok job wise.

Now I need to talk to my new adviser.  I have to decide which of these will be the primary major and which will be the second.  I think Marketing will be primary, cuz it has the little digital tag on it.  It can’t be simple and have 1 adviser for both programs.   But I think I only talk to 1 adviser at a time.  I really liked Kris, too bad she is only Pre-Med.  I am sure I’ll like whoever my new adviser is.

The real question is… Is this what I want to do?  The answer is, I am not sure.  Heh, the only thing I was 100% sure of was that I wanted to be a doctor.  Now everything pales in comparison.  Can I do this?  Oh yeah, I am sure I can.  So, I am gonna put 110% into this and hopefully pull good grades and maybe transfer to a 4 year college in 2 1/2 years (for Marketing), but it won’t be earth-shattering if I don’t.  Plus the way I set up my schedule (yeah, planner me already plotted the schedule out) I will be doing all the summers online, so I can still make my brother’s party every year.

Marketing, Digital Marketing and Web Development.  Yup, that is what I am gonna do.



Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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