I have been very busy since Nell returned and got over the pneumonia. I spend a lot of time after school helping her in her and cousin Ab’s medical practice. I like it fine. I like it when I have time to read some of Nell’s medical volumes. I think I might be a doctor, too. [image..medical book]
My job is keeping track of appointments and doing the books for them and I also help out at the farm on the weekend.
Nell says I am such a good writer and so good with numbers that I should look for a teaching position next year as soon as I am sixteen. I do not know if I would care to be a teacher but there is not much other good employment for a woman.
Ma never stops saying I should come back to the farm. Now, she is saying I must think about marriage and settling down in a few years. I don’t want to settle down and I surely don’t want to get married. I want to be like Nell and have a career. I know Ma thinks it is odd that I want to be on my own for some time yet. Pa says he is proud of me and I should continue my schooling.
I need to earn enough money as I am determined to be independent so I will ask Nell about becoming a teacher.