When I grow up

After 12,905 days on The Rock, one would imagine that a "career" would have been settled on by now.  And yet, rapidly closing in on 12,906, I don't have a full-fledged plan.  Let me cruise down the halls of my memory to see the things I've wanted to be.

  • Chemist – I think I wanted to be a chemist before I really even knew what a chemist was.
  • Lawyer – I don't even know where I got this idea.
  • Veteranarian – This one actually makes sense.  I'm a Sagittarius and very good with animals.
  • Architect – Problem.  I tend to think in two dimensions.
  • Landscape architect – I still toss that one around every now and again.
  • Interior designer – Would you believe that I thought there wouldn't be a market where I was living.  I was that short-sighted! (I was also 15.)
  • Web designer – I've got the tools and a little knowledge, but not enough to make it a job.
  • English teacher – Then I realized that I'm not a good teacher.  No patience.  Same reason I'm not a doctor.  No patience.  </joke>
  • Professional aerialist – I'm just not long and lean enough for this one.  Nor flexible enough.  I could get to the last part, just not the first part.
  • Database Administrator – Just recently realizing that I don't think I want to do this one.  Fortunately, it isn't too late to change my focus.  Never is in my case.
  • Writer – The things I think are interesting don't really make for interesting reading.  Case in point – this blog.
  • Professional Student – This one is my super dream goal.  If we hit the lottery, I'm just going to stay in school and soak up all the knowledge I can get my grubby little hands on.
  • Computer programmer – That's where I'm currently leaning.  I like it.  It's easy for me.  We'll see.
  • Professional wiseass, aka, bartender – Yeah, family and stuff means that the schedule is just a no-no on that one.

Thanks for listening.  I needed a brain dump.

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  • Maybe, like me, you will just fall into the position you were meant to hold. I never knew this existed so couldn't have picked it if I wanted. Whenever I tried to figure out what I wanted to be, I could only ever respond, "I don't know – I haven't seen every job in the world yet."Good luck. Don't stress about it too much.

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