Lost my Identity
I had many jobs before I worked for a major food corporation in food products Research and Development for 18 years.
It was incredibly interesting work and over time I was promoted 3 times. I was given tons of resposibilities and in my latter years travelled a lot for company reasons. I wasn't a scientist or a higher up person in the company, I was a technician. The company decided to move and I didn't want to move so my employment was terminated and I received a package.
I worked at a few terrible jobs till I found another job as a technician for a medical device company. I worked there 4 years before I was laid off. The year before my lay off I did technical writing and I had no experience in it at all. My boss groomed me and went over every report that I wrote to critique it. At first it made me cringe to have someone to look at my work like a school teacher, but I learned so much from him that eventually, I was happy to have him make sure all was perfect. His name went on the report too so he surely didn't want something distributed that was not in order.
The thing is, I really miss doing that kind of work. It used to consume me in a good way and at times I didn't want to go home because I was on a roll with all my creative juices flowing!
I do not have a college degree so persuing a Techinical Writer position is near to impossible in that field. Plus, age descrimination. But I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how I can put my technical, creative mind to use writing some type of reports? Not interested in novels.
Wouldn't mind working with someone researching some topic but have no idea where to begin!