As a young kid I was certain I would be a teacher when I grew up. To practice, I would force my sister to sit and listen to me lecture on math, spelling and other subjects. When she ran to mommy crying, I would replace her with a row of stuffed animals. Apparently I was a mean and demanding teacher, but the stuffed animals didn't seem to mind. Then I went to university and enrolled in the teaching program. These dreams quickly died when I actually worked as a substitute teacher at a middle school and had to deal with teenage boys stabbing each other with pencils. I simply didn't have the patience to deal with the delinquents that sometimes reign terror in the classroom.
So I switched my study path and became a Writing major, focusing mostly on poetry and other creative types of writing. My twenties were filled with tortured relationships, so it was perfect inspiration! After university, I wanted to go see the world and took a job with United Airlines. That's when the travel bug bit me. Many years later I decided to get a doctorate degree in law and I now work as a trademark/branding attorney.
Today at breakfast I asked my five year old nephew what he wants to be when he grows up. His answer was "a scientist." Great to start with high ambitions in life! So tell me - what job did you want as a kid and what are you doing now?