Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts
Prompt #3. You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?
For as long as I could remember, my father always wanted me to be a teacher or a nurse. He reasoned that the money was decent and that there will never be a shortage of opportunities. Nursing grossed me out and I didn’t want to teach.
Instead in college I majored in Communications and became an on-air personality/voiceover artist for eight years.
When radio wasn’t fun for me any more I answered an ad citing, “Recruiter wanted, no experience necessary.” (This was in the time when the economy was good!) I became a Recruiter for the pharmaceutical industry and I did that for eight years before I became too sick to work any more.
The thing about being on the air and recruiting was that I never got a satisfaction that what I did mattered. Even though I placed many people in positions, they rarely thanked me.
If I had to do it all over again, maybe I would have become a teacher to make a difference in a child’s life. Or else work for a not-for-profit organization. I find myself envious of people in these types of positions.
What career would you choose if you had to do it all over again?