As an adult approaching middle age, I decided that I wanted to change my career path. I had been working in an office doing inside sales for years. I made good money but never felt satisfied with my career choice. I often helped out and volunteered on the weekend at a homeless shelter and enjoyed helping others and felt much rewarded by the work. I also knew that there was not much money in volunteering; in fact there was no money in volunteering, so I had to keep a day job. But soon after this, I discovered that one of my children was going through a tough battle with addiction. It was a long, hard struggle and unfortunately my child lost that battle. After his death, I made a decision to change my life and my career. That is when I decided to combine my love for helping others with a dedication to helping those battling addiction.
I went online one night to learn more about a career in counseling. More specifically, I wanted to find a way to obtain a degree in alcohol and drug counseling. I thought this might be impossible as I needed to keep my job during the day to pay my bills. However, I stumbled upon educationforadults.com where I found a wealth of information. I was able to find online courses and online degrees that would allow me to pursue my dream while keeping my day job. I was able to learn more about the various educational institutions that were offering the jobs and then send them requests for information right from the website. On each institution’s page, there was information about loans, how the courses operated, the length of sessions and much more. Now here I am a few years later. I have left the cubicle behind for a beautiful rehabilitation center. I am helping others and hoping that I will help save a few lives as well.