When My Dreams Crashed

All my life I never knew what I wanted to do, till one day I decided I loved doing medicine and loved doing security (yes security). I wanted to combine both fields together, I loved the thrill of security and loved medicine, so I decided to become a Paramedic.

Finally, after 29 years I decided my career, I signed for uni to start in January 2010 and in October of 2009 I got hurt at work. My life changed forever. All my dreams disappeared. It’s taken me until the last year to come to terms that I will never be in my dream job.

I still sometimes cry if I think about it, but I try not too. Everyone has just told me “It just wasn’t meant to be” or “You will find something”. It’s easy to say that, but when your dreams are crushed it’s hard to comprehend. It took me all my life to work out where I wanted to be and in one foul swoop it was all taken away.

It took me along time to decide my career as I was always told what to do. I was always told to work, that I didn’t get a chance to do as i pleased. I studied while I worked and was also a mum.

I now teach my children to do what they dream because you never know when your life can be turned upside down. I don’t want them to have to miss out on their happiness and their dreams. Always do what makes you happy not what makes others happy.

6 Replies to “When My Dreams Crashed”

    1. This is so true, and this is one thing I should have mentioned in my post. That I am so grateful to be writing now and being able to share my life and experiences with you all. If my life didn’t take the road it did I wouldn’t be here doing what I do now.

  1. You are a paramedic. 🙂 It’s a very cool career. You probably love adrenaline rush, I can understand it is kinda addicting to me too. 🙂 No words I can write to make you feel better, losing a dream is rough. But one thing I can promise, I will read your posts and leave a comment as a virtual hug. 🙂 Take care.

    1. Unfortunately I didn’t get to my dream job as a paramedic. I got hurt before I starting uni, it’s ok thanks for your kind words it means a lot ❤️

      1. Oh Im sorry. That’s the most difficult part in our field, once we got hurt if it is really bad it’s hard to go back to work because they are really physical.

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