A Different Career Path

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?

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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?

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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