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Paramedic/EMT
Health Services

I'm new, but today I had an interesting call. It was a car vs. motorcycle accident. The guy on the motorcycle was rear ended and bounced head first off the car. He was unconscious and had snoring respiration. We had to get him air lifted out. The scene was chaotic and intense. But our lead paramedic finally broke the tension and said "he has snoring respirations, but I hear a patent airway." And immediately, the entire crews' nerves seemed to calm down and it got easy. It really made me want to become the best paramedic I could possibly be, so I could learn to handle an intense situation the way that medic did. Every day I feel like I'm just a kid that got a shot at joining the Justice League.

Background Actor
Entertainment

I was a background actor in New York for a couple months. At the time, I didn’t really know what a background actor was or did, but after meeting someone at Central Park one day who told me that I could probably get immediate work through an agency, I decided to check it out. It turns out background acting (and I think acting in general) involves a lot of standing around, sometimes for several hours without breaks. The amount of time, effort, and planning that goes into creating TV shows, movies, and commercials is astounding. The experience made me have a lot of respect for those in the industry; especially for those who aren't getting rich — they seem to be pursuing acting for the love of it.