Alternate careers?

As I sat in the OR waiting for my shift to end, I tried to picture what my life would look like in 10 years. Would I be a nurse coming home to a husband and kids? Would I be back in school pursuing another career … maybe a 4th or 5th? I was amazed to find that no images came to mind.

After several attempts to pull alternate realities from my mind, I decided that it would be easier if I started by eliminating careers that I will not have in the next 10 years.

Unless a miracle happens, I will never be …

1. a midget wrestler
2. a greyhound racing dog
3. a teenage prostitute
4. a male porn star
5. the Queen of England
6. the president of the NAACP
7. an Indian chief
8. a monk
9. a ninja
10. the Toxic Avenger

As disappointing as all of that may sound, I did conclude that I do not hate my job. That’s right! For the first time in my life, the grass is greener on my side. Maybe a nurse will be the right career for me afterall …

To be continued in 10 years …

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4 Responses to Alternate careers?

  1. AngHenson says:

    …and I think you will make an amazing nurse! I’m sooo happy that you’ve found something that makes you happy; it’s hard to do when it comes to a career!!!!

    I could see you being a ninja though ;)

  2. Stephanie says:

    Did I read that right? You are happy the grass is green! Is my little Jenny finally happy at what she does. This is a proud day. Now if I could just do the same what a wonderful world it would be.

  3. Matt says:

    I don’t think I will ever reach the day where I could comfortably admit to myself that I will not someday become a ninja.

  4. Tina says:

    Wow… my little monkey is growing up. Im so proud.
    Oh, and I think you would make an excellent midget wrestler!

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