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what was your dream job before being ill

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by LILICHIPIE, Jan 23, 2008.

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    LILICHIPIE Well-Known Member

    As for me, i had passed pre law school for 2 years
    I was at the time depressed but bipolar hallucinations and sudden severe depression episodes won over this
    I dreamt about being a penal lawyer but the depression got over this

    Now I almost left college; business related field; because most all of too much anxiety depression and suicide and I simply havent chosen my studies
    and I end up with nothing now

    Having a job isnt evrything but still cant help thinking that so many dreams have been shattered becaus eof illness and constant suicide attitudes and moods

    same with relationships love relationships and alcohol related problems
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  2. Ruby

    Ruby Well-Known Member

    I want(ed) to become a Doctor - an anaesthetist to be exact.
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    a forensic psychologist
  4. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    Member of a self sufficient commune.
  5. MrA

    MrA Active Member

    First a fireman when I was a child :biggrin:
    Then a customs - officer (well, I tried to apply 2 times but no chance)

    Now I'm an undustrial clerk!

    Today almost nobody can grab his dream job.. this has nothing to do with being ill
  6. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni


    i'm pretty unwell right now... but still a photographer! sold 14 photos yesterday, including 3 to a collector in los angeles. woo hoo! i'm taking my portfolio down for a bit 'cos i cannot handle the pressure at the moment but it's pretty cool that strangers want to buy my photos...

  7. Manic!

    Manic! Well-Known Member


    I can play but only when my wrists are okay...
    I guess that's an upside of the protective parents,,
    means I can still play.
  8. rwillson

    rwillson Well-Known Member

    Graphic Designer/Fine Art Printmaker... was the rising star at my college even if i was crazy (half my teachers nominated me for scholarships, the other half tried to get me expelled). was just starting to build a good client base, making connections when i lost it and was diagnosed (working 80 plus hours a week can push a normal person over the edge, if your bipolar; good luck)...

    the meds killed it, like zapping the brain, can't focus on anything long enough to create, can barely find any creativity to worth focusing on, and if i do it is no where as good as it used to be. can't physically put in the hour required for the field of work, and part time, well let me just say i have met very few people who work as designers part time. destroyed my inheritance and savings, paying for meds and treatment, had no insurance to speak of when it came to mental health (like anybody would have covered me anyway) had to pull a lot of strings to get care, and it isn't even that good of care...

    really don't know where this illness is going to take me in the future, Bipolar and Borderline, on tons of meds and living a very sad and lonely existence...

    guess there is no chance of me ruling the world any more, oh well i will just have to try again tomorrow night...
    (i miss watching Pinky and the Brain)...

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  9. rwillson

    rwillson Well-Known Member

    i hope this is not to blunt to say... but i could have a lot of use for one of those...

  10. rwillson

    rwillson Well-Known Member

    i hope this is not to blunt to say... but i could have a lot of use for one of those...

  11. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    i'm in my dream job, its just my job doesn't meet my dreams.
  12. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    I didn't ever have a dream job. I tend to float along life with vague ideas in mind...I just wanted some freedom and space to breathe first and foremost and I've got that now.
  13. Jolanta

    Jolanta Member & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    I was working for the Army as a civilian. I loved my job:biggrin:, working with soldiers. Had some ECT treatments. The treatments worked, but the side effects shot holes in my memory :huh: big enough to drive a bulldozer through. I couldn't remember how to do my job and was forced to retire. I don't hold any grudges :mellow: but I sure miss my job and the people I worked with and for. (Bad grammar.)

    With love from Jolanta
  14. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    my dream job is the one I never applied for cause I never went to college - I'd have loved to have been a surgeon. another case of hopeless-loser-ness:sad:
  15. tesseract

    tesseract Well-Known Member

    professional scripter.
  16. Twisted Sweet Lies

    Twisted Sweet Lies Well-Known Member

    Author and psychologist. I'm going to college next year.
  17. SadDude87

    SadDude87 Well-Known Member

    Diplomat or professional sportsman ...
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