Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Serendipity

Today I took the toddler to PT and was killing time in the waiting room reading O magazine. In particular an article about finding your passion and turning it into a career.

All my life, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go, who I wanted to be. I always had a plan.

Now, on the cusp of 40, I have absolutely no flipping clue. Part of the problem is my health, I don't know what I'm going to be up for and I'm also kind of burnt out on global business, which was/is my main area of professional expertise. Plus the whole balancing act of health, family and work is completely overwhelming--with a small child and malfunctioning adrenal glands, I am not up for high powered corporate anything. Not like I used to be.

So the article was of interest to me and not nearly as fluffy as I expected it to be. There was actually something to read and ponder there.

I got to thinking about what I'm good at and thought about all the asthmatics I've helped find the right medication, go to the right doctor, and get control of their lungs. I am good at that although I don't expect that this qualifies me for any kind of actual job.

However, right on cue, upon checking my email after lunch, there was an invitation for me to moderate an online support group for asthma.

Huh.

I wonder if it pays?

With my luck, probably not, but I think I'll take it and see how I like it.

2 comments:

  1. That's very cool - you sound like a perfect choice for forum moderator.

    I can relate to how it feels to have to find a new path once chronic disease sets in. I used to be on the fast track, not so much today...

    Making lemonade is sometimes the best we can do :)

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  2. That's way cool! I'm trying to figure out how to start my career once I finish university this year. Maybe an asthma educator position would be a new good trajectory?

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Thanks for your comment. I read all comments and do my best to respond to questions, usually in a new post.

If you have adrenal issues and want to connect with other patients the following message boards are wonderful resources:

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/adrenal-insufficiency-discussions/general-support

http://www.addisonssupport.com/