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05 May 2010 @ 11:52 am
Hello :)  
I am going to go to college for funeral directing in another two years. Currently I am getting my sociology degree with a minor in criminology at Keene State College in Keene NH. I was originally also going for elementary education, and quickly realized that that was NOT my field at all. I have wanted to be a funeral director since I was ten years old, but I didn't tell any of my family because I knew that they wouldn't like the idea. So...here I am, 21, almost 22, and finally following my dream! :D

I am hoping to get into Mt. Ida college down in Newton, MA :)

Does anyone want to be friends? :D
Current Location: Library
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "Rave to the Grave" -Alien Vampires
The Newt of Deathdragons_wine on May 5th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
You know if you have all your general ed stuff done you could probably transfer/apply to the mort sci program now and skip the other degrees. Unless you want them in which case carry on.
optimistic_emo: SwayUndertakeroptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
I would if I could, although I figured since I have worked so damn hard on this major, I may as well. Maybe work for a few years until I can get the money to head on back to college. I'm graduating next spring :)
The Newt of Deathdragons_wine on May 5th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
its Much harder to go back to school if you take time off. Every one says they'll work a few years and go back the vast majority do not.
optimistic_emo: Canadaooohhoptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ehh, maybe I will think about trying to go right after this. It would be really nice if I can. I don't have much money right now and a lot of the problems really stem from my family not being supportive of my decision D:
The Newt of Deathdragons_wine on May 5th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
My husband wasn't supportive for a while there. He was afraid I'd be wasting my time and money and that I wouldn't be able to get a job. I was like dude it's the best school for the program and everyone dies. The rest of the family wanted me to have a useful education and be happy.
Is it something you can talk them into or do they just hate the whole Idea? Or is there a cultural thing about touching the dead?
optimistic_emo: Ronaldblehfaceoptimistic_emo on May 6th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Well, my mother is beginning to warm up to the idea, although my father is the one that is so dead against it. Not to mention, they think that it is not worth paying out of their pockets for the education, although I told them that I will be more than willing to take out loans. My sister thinks I'm a freak, and most of my family is a little freaked out about the idea, although I keep telling them that I will have a secure job in that field and like you said-everyone dies so there will always be a need for more funeral directors.
The Newt of Deathdragons_wine on May 6th, 2010 07:13 am (UTC)
Keep at it then! :)
optimistic_emo: Russiasunfloweroptimistic_emo on May 6th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
:D Will do! I'm going to work my heart out for it!! :D
laura: mustache twirlseatbeltdrivein on May 5th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D And hey, at least you won't have to go through all the crap core classes since you've likely already taken them.

(As a side note, THAT IS A VERY APPROPRIATE ICON. I see you there, Undertaker.)
optimistic_emo: Undertakerheheoptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, thanks! Yeah, I figured get that out of the way and then head on over! :D ^-^ Thanks for your congrats! I can't wait to get started :D

XD Yeah Undertaker happens to be my favorite character XD He and I are very much alike XD XD
The Newt of Deathdragons_wine on May 5th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
I gave my brother a hedgehog named Archimedes as a wedding gift. The fisrt thing he said was 'wait... like the owl?'
laura: this isnt workingseatbeltdrivein on May 5th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
LOL Awesome. I always liked Archimedes more than Merlin (or anyone else!).
optimistic_emo: hungaryxaustriabopoptimistic_emo on May 6th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
Hahaha, that is awesome!
Arielturtlenladybug on May 5th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
I wanna be friends. I am going FTCC to become a funeral director. Since like my freshman year in high school I always wanted to be one. I just finally decided to follow my dreams now. I am 20 almost 21.
optimistic_emo: Russiasunfloweroptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
That is great hun! :D I have wanted to be a funeral director for a long time, but parents constantly shoving other ideas in your head especially when you are very young I kind of ended up in the classroom for a class and quickly realized NO WAY.

I am happy to be following my dream now :D It is really great to be meeting other people who are interested in the field :D I am sure you will do great!
Arielturtlenladybug on May 5th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
im sure you will do great too. does the school your at currently have programs for it?

thats so weird tho, i was thinking about going to school to teach and changed my mind. now your going from the classroom to this.

do you want to do the embalming part too?
i doo lol
optimistic_emo: Undertakerhrroptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my god yes!
Hahahaha, I want the packaged deal! I plan on dual majoring in funeral home management and funeral services with a minor in bereavement studies!! :D Why not?! May as well take the kite and run with it right?
optimistic_emo: prettyronaldoptimistic_emo on May 5th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, and sorry ^^; I'm a dumbnut and didn't answer your question. Sadly, they don't have any programs for it currently although they do recommend that if you are going to go into that field that you go into something like pscyh or sociology. I am taking a management course and trying to see if some of the classes I am taking can transfer over so I can already get one foot in the door.
Araneusaraneus on May 17th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Hello! As I mentioned to your friend in the comments above, I thought this community was dead so I took it off my watch list. Good to see some action here and I wish you the best of luck with your educational pursuits. Just to repeat what I said to your friend, I've been looking into a 1 year thanatology course before applying to Humber Funeral Services in Toronto. I was told that acceptance is far more likely with that under my belt. I feel a bit old for all of this though. I'll be 34 soon.

Also, I've added you. I don't update too often, but I love reading my friends page.