I wanted to be a physical education teacher when I grew up.
That’s because I loved PE.
I thought it would be a lot of fun to be a coach and help other kids to love PE as well. However, life didn’t work out just the way I had planned. I ended up with a young son and a husband within a year of graduating high school. I got a job working in accounting just to make ends meet. However I have always loved fitness. I saw that my gym is hiring a certified fitness expert. I got curious as to what that was and found out that there are classes you can take to become a certified fitness expert. I never got to go to college to be a physical education teacher but a light bulb in my head went off when I saw how simple it would be to get this certification. Especially with all of the knowledge I already have about exercise. I didn’t fool myself. I knew that I would not be able to get the certification and time to answer the job opening at my local gym. However, when I expressed interest, I was delighted to find out that the gym would hire me as a personal trainer while I went after the certified fitness expert degree. It’s true, I would be taking a pay cut from my accounting job as a personal trainer. However, once I got my certification, I would actually be making more than I am now. I talked it over with my family and decided to take the plunge. I’m so happy! I’m finally going after my dream job. True, it’s a little different than what I envisioned as a little girl but it’s better than accounting.