Driving To My Destiny

I am the first to admit I have a very strange little resume.

When I was little I wanted to be an artist - specifically a painter - then I discovered I could not draw...... So there went that idea.

Then I had the idea that I would be a model - because my sister was on her way to being one so why not me - then I stopped growing at 5'7" and discoverd ice cream...... another dream shot down.

What do all all girls who realize they will never be models do???? ACTING!!! Yes, I would be an actress. I did every high school play, I took acting classes, went to seminars, auditioned for Hollywood agents, I even did a couple short films for a friend who is now in LA living the director's dream. I, on the other hand, realized that the life of a starving actor did not suit me - and I already explained how I feel about ice cream....... So that didn't work out either.


So I went to college, and did what all college students do....... got a job in retail (or wait tables).


I worked in retail for 10 years. I have a bachlor's degree in English Literature. I currently work as The Director of First Impressions (clever way of saying receptionist) for a title company, and I aspire to publish the book I have written and sell millions of copies.


My resume is still floating around on Monster.com, and so everyday I still receive a list of job postings selected for me based on my resume and experience. Yesterday, like everyday, I received my daily email. I clicked on the link, because it is always good to keep your options open, and 7 out of 10 suggested jobs for me were Truck Driver positions.


That's right, you read correctly, Truck Driver.


Clearly I have wasted my efforts on the pretty, fluffy, artsy fartsy nonsense that only a small percentage of people actually have success in.

Perhaps that is the answer to all of my career woes. Just me, a flannel shirt, and the open road.

I can see it now.... driving 48 hours straight, sleeping in the cab of my Big Rig in rest stop parking lots, bellying up to truck stop diner counters.....


This is it.... This is my destiny...... I bet those diners even have ice cream!

Deb Nelson 12.01.2017 18:13

My EX Significant Other is an over-the-road Truck Driver...and yes...truck stops do have ice cream!! A dream job for sure!!

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05.11 | 16:12

I am so sorry you had to experience this, Becky. But one thing no stinking fire can take away from you is this: You're an awesome writer. Keep on producing!!

15.04 | 16:00

You are the first person that I have heard from that has this bugger! feel free to reach out to me in the contact me section. Limited response in this section

15.04 | 03:48

Wow. IHow are you doing with the Teratocarcinosarcoma. I was diagnosed with it last September.

15.11 | 18:32

Wow! What an inspirational story! I hope that you continue to share. And for those that don't get it. Try and fit in her shoes one day.