I have a job that has nothing to do with the faith, but for a long time I’ve wanted to change this and work in an area that is involved in the faith in some way.
I understand the concept that no matter what you do for a living, you can try to do it well and offer it up to God and your work can become a prayer. I’m female and so I feel like my options are more limited. I also have no idea what’s out there. If I have to go back to school then that’s perfectly fine, I just don’t want to go back for a whole degree or something.
Right now I work as a nurse’s aid. I went into this work because there is so much need and it is basically what some of the saints spent their time doing, but they didn’t get paid to do it. And they didn’t work for secular companies in a liberal country that will legalize euthenasia soon and then put me in a very awkward position. No I’m not American.
So I’m going to have to retrain and find a new job anyways. I’ll probably wait until after euthenasia is legalized and allow myself to be fired for refusing to help people with this in any way. As a nurse’s aid my role in helping people would be limited to hearing from patients that they are thinking about this option and then counselling them on their options and getting them into contact with people who can help them with this. But obviously I can’t do that as a Catholic, and even if I weren’t Catholic it’d just crush me. What an awful thing to have to do. So I’ll be fired eventually anyways because there’s a huge push in my country to legalize this and it’s only a matter of time.
SO… what are options for someone without a degree. Really, I could go to school for four years if I really really wanted to. I have the means and I’m not a lost cause as far as brains go. I just never felt any desire to go. I love my current job, but on top of the euthenasia issue, my own health isn’t that great anymore so earlier plans of going into nursing aren’t going to happen anymore.
I need a desk job. Maybe my only option is to become a parish secretary. Which I would totally do. But if there are any other options out there for someone with neither great health nor great education, I’d be happy to hear them.
Thank you God bless you all.