Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I don't need to know why

Yesterday, while I was on the train, I decided to do some writing. I found myself trying to explain, on paper, why I was changing careers. Why I was giving up a successful IT career, so that I could start over as a Respiratory Therapist. I've been trying to explain that one to people, and to myself, for quite a while. I think I may even have done a post, or two, on this blog about why I'm changing careers. I figured out something yesterday. I don't really know why I'm changing careers.

Every time I try to explain why I'm changing careers, I can't really explain it properly. Everything I say, or write, seems like a rationalization, justification or defence for what I am doing. The plain simple truth is that, I don't truly know why I'm doing this. For some reason I thought that I actually had to have a good reason. I don't have a good reason and I don't need one.

I'm doing this because I want to and because I can. I don't need to know why and neither does anyone else.


  1. I know how you feel. RT is something I just want to do also. I can't really make a long list of reasons, the excited feeling I get when I think about being an RT is really all the verification I need.

    And when my nurse friends hear what I want to do they say, "Eew! Green snot!" I say "bring it on."

    I don't know if I've even been accepted yet, but I'm ready to do this.

  2. Ready, willing and able, no doubt. Good luck on getting accepted.

  3. And that's what you say: because I want to and I can.

    I know what you mean. I get caught up in that kind of thing sometimes too. But I usually resent people for even asking. What the hell is up with peopel sometimes?

  4. What I resent is people trying to talk me out of it.

  5. There are some advantages to changing careers and becoming an RT. Perhaps I'll make a list for you some day. It's something I did, and I don't regret it one bit.