Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 5/31/13: Then and Now

When I was a wee pomegranate, I wanted to be a ballerina, a doctor, a writer, and President of the United States when I grew up. 

A ballet dancer on pointe, with one arm and leg extended.
Not me.

Instead, I’ve been a bartender, a caregiver, a teacher, and a writer. It all works out, and I don’t really have the figure for either ballet or public office, plus I smoked  a lot of the fluffy stuff in college1.

What did you want to be when you were wee pomegranates? How does it differ from what you actually do, or are planning on doing?

Side note: This is the last of the editorial Lunchtime Polls. We’re turning the opening salvo over to our new Staff Writers, starting Monday. Collectively, the editorial team was about to resort to asking you about your favorite brand of facial tissue, so we’re glad to get some fresh writerly blood in here to give our dear readers something to do at lunch. Make them feel welcome!


1 life.

photo credit: dancer Dallagio via photopin cc

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

8 replies on “Lunchtime Poll 5/31/13: Then and Now”

Let’s see . . . in order, a paleontologist (preschool), a writer AND a kindergarten teacher (elementary school), and a medical researcher (high school, college, and grad school). Instead I have been a chemistry laboratory assistant, a tutor, a grad student, and now a lab manager. Writing might still be in my future if I could get my lazy self motivated.

As a wee one, I distinctly remember saying I wanted to be a mother rabbit. Then a jockey, which was odd given that I had ridden a horse exactly once in my life. Finally, by seven, I had settled on being an editor, and stuck to that until midway through high school and decided I wanted to be a social worker. WRONG. Now I’m just unemployed and have degrees in gender studies and political science. (The editor thing was a good call, seven-year-old me!)

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