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.