The trouble with this plan is that it has so many fail points that I am afraid to advertise it. It is also a very long-game type of plan (at least four years to completion). I also don't want to build it up too much because I think I did for my parents whom almost deemed it not wild-ass enough. Though I'm sure left to come up with one, had me feeding penguins in the Antarctic, or taking a trip to the international space station.
Basically this plan has me going back to school. Shocking, I know. Firstly, going back to my good old community college to take (and retake) prerequisites. Retake because my Anatomy and Physiology classes were over 10 years ago. How did that happen? And we've arrived already to the first of many fail points. I need to take five prerequisites and maintain basically straight A's. This includes microbiology and organic/biochemistry. I barely made it through basic chemistry, so I am justifiably worried about trying again. B average is probably possible, but...you know, may be difficult.
So, get those classes done, borrow some money, write a winning essay, win over some killer references and apply to PA school in 2 years. That's the plan. I can't even tell you why at the moment (wait for the winning essay), but I was suddenly struck with a desire, and epiphany of sorts.
I've been a paramedic (my life dream) for eight years. If all goes according to plan, I will have a solid 10 years in. I will have moved on academically, but not to nursing school (because if I did, I'd really have to put my foot in it), and I may have something to retire on in 35 years. That's an important one. I can then better advocate for a paramedic masters program, or the use of PA's in the field in their stead to carry out wellness checks and the like. You can take the girl out of the ambulance, but not the ambulance out of the girl...as they say.
Quiet goals fail. Blogged goals cause me to succeed just so I don't have to look back at this post in 10 years and regret not trying. So, here's to the next wild ass plan...may it succeed within the next decade.