Ask Dr. Orloff
Please help me make a decision about my career and a dream I had.
Question: I have been struggling with a decision regarding my
career - my love of the arts versus my interest in the sciences.
Recently, I had a dream in which I felt an enormous amount of passion
because a man lent me a collective biography of artists. I feel that
this might mean that I should redirect my career back into the arts (I
am currently a medical writer). I am not sure I should trust the
feelings that this dream evoked because I have a tendency toward depression and this causes me to become unhappy with my life and
want to change things all at once. I have read both of your books and
found them to be wonderful. I am writing to you in the hopes that you
can help me stay on course whatever that course may be. Thank you
Answer: I'm glad my books have been so helpful to you. One thing
for sure: you must have artistic expression in your life whether you
shift your career or not. One contributor to your depression is a lack
of creative expression. Starting today read those artistic biographies
your dream suggested. Really enjoy them, how artists live, work, think,
torment, triumph. As you are reading these the answer to your career
will come. You may want to think of expanding your current career as
medical writer to be more daring, artistic, and cutting edge.
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