Monday, January 27, 2014

Updating The Ol' Resumé Soon

So I filed my tax return about a week ago, and I'm not going to sugarcoat it, people. I am going to be getting a ton (for me) of money back. I claimed ONE of the boys this year (since we moved out in the middle of the year, and my parents took such good care of us when we lived with them, I'm going to let them claim one of the boys one last time), and named myself head of household.

It felt nice.

Anyway, I've been trying to decide what to do with it all.

Use some of it for last-minute wedding costs? Absolutely.
Pay off some debt with it? Hopefully.
Further my career? I THINK SO.

I'm going to register for a few classes with the Gemological Institute of America. Which, if you know anything about diamonds or the 4C's (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight)... these are the big guys. They created the diamond grading system that all other companies now use.

With a Graduate Gemologist degree (which I also plan to complete, although not at the moment because it's an approximately $1500 investment)... I could do almost anything I wanted. I could be an appraiser for an auction house, I could be a jewelry designer, I could be a buyer, I could own my own jewelry store... the opportunities are endless.

This would help me further my career so much, and I'm so excited.


  1. I freaking love this! I hope that my tax returns are good, but I think my over achieving husband is going to screw that up for me! I told him the only solution is a baby ASAP! :)

  2. Great news Ronnie! Love that you are investing some in yourself. Going back to school is tough work! I've got one more class this semester and then I will have a certificate of web tools (my bachelors is a dusty almost-20 years old!) so this hopefully will give me some marketable skills to get back to work! Anyway, school is a big commitment but totally worth the effort!!

  3. Sweeet! Love that you are investing in yourself! Please open a jewelry store - I would buy all my rocks from you!!! Wish I was getting a chunk back from the Man...I owe a crapload. :(

  4. Yay! I think that's a great way to spend your refund! :)

  5. Ronnie! That's SO cool! It is always good to invest in yourself.