When speaking on the topic of chronic illness, employment and working comes up often. Most of the men and women I have met have had their career impacted in some way. Despite a rocky road with Lupus and other health issues, I’ve been able to find my place in this world…and if you are struggling with this same issue in your life right now, I believe there is hope.
Check out my latest piece on the topic courtesy of Healthline, here. You can also read a brief intro below. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments. I’d love to help you find your path to success, despite illness. XO Marisa
My Illness Isn’t on My Resume, But It Helped Me Land My Dream Job
At some point, we all dream of landing our dream job: As a college professor. Or maybe graphic designer. Airline pilot. Pediatric brain surgeon. Boutique owner.
But landing that dream job is never as easy as we imagine, especially when a chronic illness is part of your resume.
I began my lupus journey 17 years ago and encountered my first professional disappointment when my recently launched nursing career came to a sudden halt. Instead of helping others heal, I was sent home from the hospital with a nurse to assist me with simple activities of daily living.
After a few small strokes, blood clots, and a brain aneurysm, I got the news from my physician that I should begin searching for a new career…