I spent the bulk of my career as a cops reporter, and I really became intrigued by the law enforcement career. I regularly went on ride alongs, I went on drug busts and I was there with the drug detectives when they uncovered meth labs in homes. It was fascinating, and it made me at one point consider going back to school to get a criminal justice degree. I remember telling my parents that I wanted to be a cop. Not only was it interesting to me, but it was a job that would allow me to help others.

However, I know now that a career in criminal justice isn’t for me. I have the utmost respect for those who choose that route, though. We need more good cops.

I toyed around with the idea a while ago of going back to school to become a nurse. At the time, nurses were in demand (though from what I’ve heard that may not be the case anymore), and it was a tempting idea. Nurses run in my family, and it would be nice to have the medical background to take care of my family.

It’s hard to go back to school when you’re working full time, though. It’s hard to work a class schedule around a work schedule, so no matter what I ultimately decide to go back to school for (if I do at all), I’d want to go to an online university. For instance, Western Governor’s University offers an online nursing degree, which would be a lot more convenient. I’d never heard of Western Governor’s University, but I’ve discovered that it’s a fully accredited online education institution, it’s a non-profit and it’s more affordable than other online colleges, which is a big deal in these economic times.

Even if I didn’t work as a nurse, it would be nice to have the background and training, especially now that I have a child. I know it would give her more peace of mind when she’s not feeling well just as having my own mom being a nurse gave me peace.

Winter Photo Bloggy Days

This is my first time participating in Photo Bloggy Days, and I realized as I documented my day last Friday in pictures that my days are really pretty boring!

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my email and browse the Internet for a few minutes on my iPhone.


Once I get up, it’s time to feed the little one.


After breakfast, we did tummy time for a few minutes. Literally a few minutes. Lucy HATES tummy time and she gets SO worked up from it.


Then, I had a few minutes to myself, so I worked on my couponing.


Until it was time for the munchkin to eat again.


Lucy miraculously napped for a couple of hours (thanks to the Boppy!), so I organized my kitchen cabinets and pantry.


And wrote up a quick blog post.


Then it was time to wake Little Miss up and feed her again.


Change her.


And dress her.


I finished getting myself ready.


And then we headed out the door to drop Lucy off at the neighbor’s.


I had a pretty busy day at work getting all my stories done for the weekend.


After work, I had to make a quick grocery store run.


Then, it was time to head home for dinner and rocking my little girl to sleep. The perfect end to the day.