As my first year of university winds to a close it's gotten me to thinking about my future career. It's also gotten me to wondering what everyone on paleo hacks does
It would be great to hear that everyone works outside or lives self-sustained lives on some idyllic farmhouse in the country but I imagine many of you have office jobs? Has paleo inspired you to change careers in any way? Or do you love your job?
I'm an English Literature student but before returning to university I worked as a junior web developer and then for a building society called Nationwide
Even at the age of 26 I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up!
I work at Target with very little ambitions in life. Thanks to my diet, exercise, mental training and meditation, I am one of the top team members at my target. (4 out of a 100+ workers got the max pay raise) However, for years I've been learning to trade forex, and futures. It's a brutally challenging job with a huge pay off. I want trading for pure freedom and not excess wealth.
I'm a (female) firefighter. 21 yrs next month. I work 24 hours shifts and right now have a great bunch of guys that I work with. They are mostly young, and very health/exercise conscience. However, they eat a lot of sweets and that is hard for me to "live" with sometimes.
I am the head honcho for a very large medical practice. Its difficult everyday to see the lack of integration between nutrition (true nutrition, not the USDA pyramid) and medical problems. Also all of the problems that we, as patients, inflict on ourselves by not investing energy into improving our own health.
I'm a cook in a bar/restaurant that specializes in carbohydrates and huge portions haha. And yes, its really hard to stay paleo sometimes. None of the food on our menu is paleo, so I completely rely on food I bring and have to resist the urge to eat all the free food that I can. Even though the fries look SO GOOD
Wall Street law - it's wearing on me. 30, female, recently married, just wanting to go homestead somewhere, how I grew up. I wonder if I needed to prove something, to be able to get to the "top" coming from a very poor family in a rural area. To prove to myself that I could, but I yearn for a more natural life. 20 more years of this could put me in a great spot of power, but sometimes I feel like it is against what I want in my heart. The further I go into maintaining my current lifestyle, the more indebted to it I become. I don't really like that. But I don't know what to do. Well that felt nice to vent.
I had an office job when I first went paleo, never again. I'm not a career oriented person in general, but whatever I do for a living from now on, I am willing to trade higher income for being able to stand/walk/move at work - sitting at a computer makes me mega depressed.
I'm an elementary music teacher. I've been working part-time the past few years because of budget cuts. I'm planning on doing what I've had to do the past several summers, try to get a full time job for next fall.
"What are we doing tonight Brain?"
"Same thing we do every night Pinky, try and take over the world!"
I'm a licensed massage therapist who hasn't practiced in 5 years.
I've also worked for a co-op for 10 years. I've done most things you can think of... Currently, I'm the beer and wine coordinator. I'm also one of the go to people for all things gluten free.
just graduated with a double major in women and gender studies, & communication studies... looking forward to going to grad school next year (mean time i'm a sales coordinator at a corporate branding firm).. the plan is to become a psychotherapist and spread the word of holistic health, the mind body connection, and how important food choices are for mental health! :)