Career w/ Fibro?
I've been thinking a lot about career lately. I know many of you cannot work at the moment and are working to just get through the day - I commend you for that. :) But, if you could choose any career (even part time), something that you think you could be successful at even though you suffer from fog, pain, fatigue, etc., what would it be?
I have every intention of staying at my current job for a while, probably a few years. But, I'm trying to figure out what I'm passionate about, what I would love to get up and do every day and make money at at the same time - and start doing things now so that in 5 years, I could realistically make a career out of it. I love yoga and have been considering getting more involved with that. Maybe nutrition. Maybe I could study to be a yoga instructor and start my own business, w/ classes for people w/ Fibro & CFS?? Hmmmm....
I would love to hear your thoughts, not about what I should do, but what you could do if money or responsibilities would not get in the way OR something you are already doing that you love. Perhaps, it will help me think of something I hadn't before.
Fibromyalgia since 2006
"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert F. Kennedy
Sounds like you have a good idea, Kerri!!
As my dear old dad said to me, make your hobby your job and you'll never work, you'll always play!! He was a smart guy.
Post Edited (Sera Smiles) : 1/16/2009 1:13:29 AM (GMT-7)
I too plan on staying in my current career for as long as I can do it. Mine is not extremely physical and I have tricks and tools I use when the fog sets in to help witht he mental aspect.
My passions are food and sports. I would enjoy owning a small, yet successful bistro and coach children's sports.
I have really enjoyed reading everyone's responses! It is wonderful that you all shared what you are passionate about, what your career dreams are. Thank you so much. Sorry it took me so long to respond, have been having a terrible flare.
You sharing what your dreams are help me to look deep within to see what mine are too. I have always wanted to own my own business, but could never decide on what that business would be. And, as for all of us, life gets in the way and months can go by before I think about it again.
I am passionate about yoga, though I am truly a novice. I am very passionate about food and cooking. I love promoting living with less waste and helping less fortunate humans or animals. I have always had a calling to help others.
So, it seems that I have a lot to think about. Studying yoga, I mean really studying yoga, is a life long journey. Though it would take years before I could teach others, it is certainly not out of the question to have a goal to start my own business. There is also a niche in the market in regards to yoga. I believe many people are intimidated by yoga centers, as they feel that they will not 'fit in' with others going there.
I have also strongly considered writing a cookbook. Has anyone here done this, or know anyone who has done this??
I really love some of the ideas on here! The bakery for humans and animals is so original - I can think of several people who would love that. The bridal shows sound like a lot of work, but obviously something Jeannie loves. The hydro therapy sounds very comforting. Jokat, I'm sure many people on here would come & work for you if you opened a bistro. :)