CURESZ Profile

Out of the blue I had the opportunity to have my recovery story featured on the CURESZ.org website.

You can read my profile there along with the stories of other individuals that have succeeded in the face of living with schizophrenia.

As a person with a Visionary archetype, I’m an innovative thinker.

Seeing my CURESZ profile alongside the others got me thinking.

It was the first time in my recovery that I wasn’t called out as “the exception to the rule” as has happened wherever else I’ve been quoted.

Seeing that there were other people like me who had achieved goals I could understand that we’re all in this together.

Having an illness could positively impact your identity when you see your disability as a strength not a liability.

This sounds ironic or impossible.

The illness is the kind of enemy that’s closer to you than your friends.

Yet when you make peace with the diagnosis it frees you to envision a life without boxes you need to check off.

You’re given the mandate to choose alternative options for a career.

You can royally go your own way against the standard operating procedure.

Read my CURESZ profile here.

In the coming blog entry I’m going to talk about what it’s like to achieve things in a world where people diagnosed with mental illnesses are told to stay in our places and not compete with others.

Chris’s Preference for Blogging

My preference is for blogging as opposed to using Facebook.

I’ve removed the link to my Facebook author account from my Christina Bruni website.

Even though I’m technically a public figure on the internet I couldn’t keep up that Facebook page.

I don’t have it in me to make Mark Zuckerberg any richer.

Besides, I want to earn the big bucks myself because there’s always a new pair of shoes that this Fashionista could use : )

The Working Assets career forum like all my other blogs will be a judgment-free zone.

I’d love to have you join me in exploring career themes geared to those of us who are wired differently in the head.

And hey, there’s no shame in this.

The blog I’m keeping here is the new place for readers of all stripes and diagnoses and life challenges to come together united in our vision that recovery is possible.

The information here is for peers who have the desire and ability to get a job and succeed in doing that job.

Won’t you join me?