A few years ago, I was a chiropractic assistant, and for the most part, I loved it. I loved taking care of patients, and I loved the medical field. Then one day, I wasn’t anymore. Times got hard, and I became disposable. It hurts to say it out loud, but in all honesty, that’s what I became. There I was, with three children and all kinds of financial responsibility,and no job. At least I had a husband there to help support us financially, and be there for moral support.
I immediately began pounding the pavement for anything I could find to bring money in the door. After multiple applications and multiple interviews, and even being hired and told later they had forgotten about me, I got a job. It wasn’t ideal, or even close, but I gave it a chance. Working in a grocery store deli. While it was, and currently is a job, I know this is not a career I want for any longer than absolutely necessary. I went into the job with the notion of going all in. With notions of advancement and making a career, out of this job that I feel embarrassed to do. Not that I feel like I’m too good for it or anything, but I feel with my intellectual potential, I need more.
At the end of the day, I not only want the satisfaction of a job well done. I want to help people. I want to be back in the medical field. I have missed it immensely. As cliche as it may sound, I discovered how much I missed it and wanted to be a nurse through really getting engrossed with Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. In a way, Grey’s Anatomy is a big reason I took charge of my life and found a passion I never knew I had. It took me 27 years to discover what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be, but I found it.
In that respect, I feel truly lucky. There are those who go their entire lives not knowing what passion is and just going through the motions of life. That’s not living. That’s just surviving. I want to thrive. There is a distinct difference.
I start school in August to finish up a nursing degree, and boy am I excited! I just wanted to thank the man who made it all possible. Thanks to my ex boss for a being a dick, I found a new lease on life and am doing wonderful things for me and my family. Your callousness for others benefitted me and I couldn’t be more thankful.