Why, hello there. Today I thought I’d ask a question about childhood dreams. It’s a two-parter, because I think the first part gets asked a lot and I wanted to mix things up. I hope this is fun and interesting and not sad.
So: when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? AND, what would your childhood self think of what you actually do for a living now?
I wanted to be either a veterinarian or a flight attendant when I grew up. This was before I realized that vets have to deal with sick, hurt, and dying animals all the time. It was also before I realized that my neighbor’s mom, who was a flight attendant, was rarely home and was always tired and cranky when she was home. I just liked asking her about all the cool places she’d been.
I think childhood me would be really interested about the blogging gig – not least because I hadn’t heard of the internet, and blogs were more than a decade away – but would be kind of horrified to learn that during the day, I work at a school.
OK, it’s your turn!