OT - Throwback Thursday
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was 14, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I found the discoveries to be fascinating and the thought of digging up some 'buried treasure' was exciting! I actually 'interviewed' an archaeology student (who had been on digs) for a paper. That's when I learned that a lot of your time can be spent digging/sifting through tons and tons of dirt for days/months/years without finding so much as a shard.
My junior year of high school, I decided I was going to be a psychiatrist. I spent 2 years in college, living and breathing psych (3-4 classes a semester, including summer school - glutton for punishment!!!) when I realized I would not be able to "leave my work at work" and would take home my worries about my patients. Who wants a shrink who needs a shrink??? Damm!t.
I'm 52 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Maybe a successful novelist who owns/tends bar (for fun) and plays bar shrink to her customers. Or run a B&B...
I'm still fascinated by archaeology (we have a subscription to a couple of magazines), always end up playing shrink to my friends because "you always listen, never judge, and have such good advice", and am the designated bartender at every party. Too bad I can't make a living out of it!
How about you?