It's way past my 9-5 working person's bedtime, so this may or may not be coherent. I just feel compelled to throw it out there rather than keep it rolling around between my ears.
I have a job that's nowhere near anything I went to school for. I was lucky to get it right before the financial crisis, it's done a lot of great things for me, and it's stable, but it's not the kind of thing I see myself doing forever (though the fact I've stayed in it the better part of 10 years would suggest otherwise!). But there aren't that many options in my area.
I don't believe things happen to people for a reason. But I think you can GIVE MEANING to the things that happen to you. In my case, I've got this severe AA thing, which is kind of unique at least in my immediate environment, and it's something I'm very interested in and so know a lot about and like discussing... so from a practical standpoint it seems like my search for a professional focus could start there. But I'm not sure where to take it after that.
Long story short: Can my experience with and knowledge about AA somehow point me in the direction of a career I might actually love??