Nursing the Ego

Arts Hub Australia -- When I was seventeen, the world at my feet and the future bright, I announced to my parents that I wanted to go to college to study drama. Their response went something like this: “We’re not paying for you to go to college to become an actor who’ll never get work! Why don’t you become a nurse, like your cousin? It’s a good stable profession.” I’m not sure if they slipp
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Arts Hub Australia — When I was seventeen, the world at my feet and the future bright, I announced to my parents that I wanted to go to college to study drama. Their response went something like this: “We’re not paying for you to go to college to become an actor who’ll never get work! Why don’t you become a nurse, like your cousin? It’s a good stable profession.” I’m not sure if they slipped something into my orange juice, but I did exactly that – I became a nurse. Unfortunately, nobody told me that a stable profession in nursing can ultimately make you unstable.

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Karla Dondio
About the Author
Karla Dondio is a Melbourne-based freelance writer who has written articles, columns, comedy and reviews for publications and websites such as Arts Hub, Reader’s Digest Health Smart Magazine, AFL Record, Aussie Theatre and The Groggy Squirrel. She has also written and performed in three plays; The Apotheosis was published in Issue #2 of White-Ant Press. She is currently writing a comedy show.