Scientist turned Storyteller

I hadn’t planned to use my doctorate to pack groceries at Trader Joe’s, but there I was.

The experience turned out to be good for me, but it didn’t always feel that way.

After a string of rejections for other jobs, I felt at once diminished and cocky that Dr. Harmon had too much to offer to be making double bags all day.

Yet when I wasn’t at the store, I hid at home—locked in place by the prospect of answering the question, “What do you do?”

But the hiding had really started ages before, after I stopped working for the feds to address a health crisis triggered by my stifling career.

So deep was my dread for facing work-related questions that I even sort of hid from my family.

But finally, I pushed myself too far: I thought myself into a depression that I could possibly live my life doing work that I had to do, not wanted to do, and that I’d live my life feeling anguished as a result.

Finally, I’d caused myself to suffer enough; I got clear on next steps, started over, and life feels better now.

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