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Hi Kristen and Rachel,
I just wanted to update you and also ask you a question. I had been working on the PPVE when the pandemic hit and then things had changed and it got put on the back burner. I am still in the same job as I was then but I am now working from home which has changed things for the better. I really like working from home and having the freedom to do things the way I want to with no one looking over my shoulder. The pandemic has changed alot of things in this world, but I feel like it has made us look at things differently and not take things for granted, so not all bad has come from this. I don’t mind staying at home and I actually enjoy it. I have always felt that something was wrong with me because I like to stay home but I am accepting it more that I am just an introvert and that’s ok. I don’t like going to crowded places or hangin at a bar, I’m not a social butterfly at all. That is not to say that I don’t like going places but I just like more laid back activities like camping and hiking and being in nature. Anyway as much as I enjoy working from home the work I am doing is not that exciting to me and I get bored easy. I also don’t feel that I am very good at it. What I do is Medical Coding and what that is basically is taking the Dr’s notes from an office visit and putting it into codes to submit to the ins company so they know how to charge for the visit. It can be very complicating and at times boring but it pays well and the benefits are good. I know it just takes time to learn a new skill and as I learn more I will get more confident at it as I have only been in this for almost 1 year but I feel like if this was something for me that I should be better at it. I like everything about my job, the company, pay, flexibility in hours, working from home, the people are nice, but the actual job itself is not exciting at all and in fact sometimes I actually fall asleep at my desk! I am wondering if this is for me or do I just have to change my attitude about it. I don’t think I am going to find anything like what I got especially with the way things are today. I’m not looking for a career perse, just a way to make money to live and fund my life after work at this point in my life. I plan on continuing to work on the PPVE and maybe that will help me look at things differently but if you have any words of wisdom for me I would greatly appreciate it.