What do I want to be when I grow up

I’m not sure why I’ve been so secretive about my next plan for life, but I feel as though I’m finally ready to share it.  Maybe I was nervous about peoples’ reactions, or maybe I just wanted some kind of privacy, but at the end of the day, this has always been my blog of truth.  It’s therapy for me to write, and I have always done so in hopes that one person could take something away from the post.

 

The thing is, it took me a LONG time to figure out that I wanted to be a radio DJ.  Looking back at my childhood photographs, it seemed that it was always “in me”, but I wasn’t self aware of it, until college.

 

I remember applying to college as a dance major because I had ZERO idea what I wanted to do with my life.  I then changed my major to communications to keep it more broad, and danced for “fun”.  It really wasn’t until my internship at The Howard Stern Show, that I found my calling.  From that point on, I fought very hard daily to become an On Air Personality.

Do I miss it?  Sure, I miss the microphone.  When you work in radio, you DON’T do it for the money, you do it for the passion.  I will always be obsessed with music, and always a DJ by nature, but my soul started to outgrow my last position.

 

I will forever have the “bug” to talk into a microphone, and even engage with the public.   I do hope to get back into it when the right position comes along, but currently, I’m on a new path.

 

The thing is, I don’t want to ever bad mouth anything on this blog, because I consider myself always a professional no matter how bad the reality is, and/or was…..BUT, that being said, I couldn’t afford to stay at that position anymore.  For financial reasons, personal reasons, physical reasons…. there were so, so, many reasons, but one of them that I can talk about, is how much I’ve changed, I think for the better.

 

 

There’s the obvious change with gaining a husband and two children under two!  (WOAH)…But the not so obvious change was within my heart.  I’m the kind of person who thrives on challenges and growth, and I felt very, very, stale where I was.  The hours, income, and other factors were not pushing me to be my fullest me, and I outgrew my love for my job.  I wanted more.

 

I started to come up with a new career plan, but I really needed a good push to set me over the edge.  When I received that good push, I made the final decision to leave what once was, the dream job of my life. Now, I have a new one.

So, so much has happened in the past years, that it’s not rocket science that I outgrew the job.  The hours were Monday through Friday 7pm-midnight, and that alone was a struggle with a marriage, and then children.  But again, it wasn’t the REAL reason(s) I moved on.   I could’ve stayed if circumstances were different, but they weren’t, and they aren’t.  There’s no what if’s here though, there is only “it is what it is”.  Many factors that made me decide to move onward and upward were out of my control, so I decided not to settle and remain unhappy, but to reach for more, and go in the direction of my heart, and for my family.

 

 

I have decided to go back to school to become a nurse.

There, I said it.

 

Wow, that was therapeutic.

The universe works in its own magical ways, and everything in the past months to a year has pointed me in this direction.  My desire to become a nurse probably started when Parker was born, with a hidden fascination my whole life of hospital shows on TV.  But, I don’t think I was ever mature enough, or ready to become one, until I became a mother.  I changed, and therefore, so did my needs, my desires, heck the whole package.

 

I realize that being on the radio was an awesome way to connect to the public, and social media made it more “real”, but I craved more.  I wanted and want to make a difference all the time.   Obviously like any career, some days will be impossible, some days amazing, but at the end of the day, I needed to find something to pursue that would reward my heart and my soul.  Also, I want to raise my kids 100% of the time that they aren’t in school, and nursing with its very wide variety of hours, will enable me to do so.

So there you have it folks, I am going to start my path towards becoming a nurse this summer.  Again, it wasn’t a decision that happened overnight, but many factors, and the universe itself, have pointed me in this direction.

I’m beyond scared to start the journey, but that also means that I’m beyond excited.  My heart and my being wants more out of this life, and yes I’ll be going to school with tiny humans to take care of at the same time, but they’ll be my motivating factors (and my husband).  I want more for them, and I want more for me.  You only live once, and it’s NEVER too late to start anything in this lifetime, so I’m taking on this HUGE challenge, and I hope you’ll be a part of my journey as you always have, while I learn how to balance a marriage, children, motherhood, self-love, an education, and a new career….all at the same time.  It can be done, and it WILL be done.  I will be brave.

 

Namaste, and Rock On!

  31 Replies to “What do I want to be when I grow up”

  1. Barbara J Levin O’Riordan
    February 15, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    YAY for you!! You are going to learn SO MUCH and serve SO MANY PEOPLE. I am so excited for you to star

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you!!!! I’m sooo excited to be a part of peoples lives more intimately!

    • Paul Schmidt
      March 21, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Go for it Lindsay I will miss your voice and passion on edge good luck rock on rock it up girl

  2. Julie
    February 15, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    You are awsome and will be a rocking nurse!!!! Since you told me this last summer!!! I always felt this would be a prefect fit. As a health care worker myself I pride myself in all its challenges and all that I do for someone else. Just know that if ever you need anything I’m here and look forward to seeing you rock this!!! Xoxo

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Love you!!!!! Yes, one of the first people I told xoxoxo

  3. Donna your wife
    February 15, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I love you and I am beyond thrilled for you.
    Be
    Brave

    Be
    Authentic

    Be
    YOU

    Follow where the path my lead you or hell…make your own.

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Amen! Namaste! Thank you for being my soul mate! I love you!

  4. February 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Whatever you have always set out to do; you have done with passion, dignity and panache. Kudos!

  5. Kurt
    February 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Get it?
    I think you will excel, and the tribe and extended tribe 🙂 will support you every step of the way! Did somebody say sponge bath?

    • Kurt
      February 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Dang…. I typed Mic Drop with characters that the page must have interpreted as code… so insert Mic Drop at the beginning of my reply… sigh.. cleverness lost…

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      hahaha love you!

  6. Eddie Staudt
    February 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Lindsay, you have a loving, caring heart and Nurses are the loving and caring hearts of our healthcare. That very profession could not carry on without our beloved Nurses. A Nurse is an angel on earth with the patience of a saint. That’s You! I see a definite connection between the centered and grounded mindset of Yoga, and the advocating and supporting nature of Nursing. You’re already great at multi-tasking, and not only will you fit right in, you will lovingly lead. You’ve rocked our airwaves, you now rock at motherhood, and soon we will watch you rock as a Nurse. I Love All The Pictures Too!!

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you Eddie for ALWAYS being such an amazing supporter and friend! I will miss you listening to me, but this new adventure is better for my soul and my family;). Maybe now we can actually afford groceries and new shoes hahaha
      Love love love you, and thanks for being you!

  7. February 15, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Boy you have a GREAT photographer! (haha)
    You, of course, will do this. And it will rock.
    Kudos to being professional and diplomatic on your blog. I have a similar gift for that. In real life, I don’t! I like to call out the psycho hosebeasts! (the perfect description, right?)

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      I do!!! Thank god, because my cell phone pics are horrible! I love your photos!
      Oh my god I’m dying of laughter hose beast! hahahahahahahahahahahna I love you! fall off a cliff hose!

  8. Anonymous
    February 15, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    You will be the greatest of nurses!!!!

  9. Chris Hannon
    February 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Lindsay; congratulations on stepping out of the box and your comfort zone. You have chosen a noble path and I have no doubt you’ll rock that one too. I’ll miss your great attitude on the radio, but so many more will benefit from your choice. Thank You for sharing, keep sharing, and best of luck!

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Totally out of my comfort zone;) Thanks so much for listening and I hope to be back in radio part time in the future xo

  10. Kent Longaker
    February 16, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Good for you. Keep Rocking!!!

  11. Mindy Spiritus
    February 16, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Fantastic opportubity to become all that you can be. I admire your choices & passions that have lead you to this admirable challenge. Live you always, LINZ

  12. Karim Rochelle
    February 16, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Lindsay, congratulations. You will do exceptionally well in nursing school. Your intellect will take you far, but it is your kindness and passion that will take you further. I have been reading your blogs, following your life these past few years. Your children are beautiful. That little girl looks like you. And that little boy? Well, I’m partial to boys being that I’m a boy mom. Parker reminds me of my son.

    I am so lucky that you saw the ad for the rental that day. Love, K.

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Karim!! We miss you!!! I would love to bring the kids by sometime for a visit!!! If you have the same phone number send me a text sometime! Or, we can wait until its warmer;). Thank you so much for following my blog! That means the world to me!
      Awww, Parker is a good good boy!
      And yes, I still am so happy I saw that ad too! You were the best landlords ever, and that lake home rental for us contains so many beautiful memories…love you! xo

  13. February 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Lindsay, best of luck to you on this incredible new journey.

    • February 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you!!!! Nice to hear from you!!! xoxo

  14. February 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats on knowing what you want and having the courage to go after it! You will be an amazing nurse!

  15. vijay Chari
    March 15, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Mrs.klein, you were my going home do after WORK, thank you for all the music and I admire your strength,courage to do something that is meaningful to your self…a drastic switch like this only means you value what is real and you are looking into the future as a complete family in which everyone is comfortable of their innerself….good luck, God bless you and the family….
    A thankful pharmacist

    VIJAY

    • March 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Aw thank you!!! This means the world to me!!!!!! Hope our paths cross again!

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