Do you remember how everyone used to ask what we wanted to be once we grew up? It seemed like a constant question that happened all through childhood and even beyond.
As a kid, I carried around band-aids and iodine to heal minor scrapes or cuts for everyone in the neighborhood, so everyone assumed I would become a nurse. (lol) Then I thought I wanted to be a neurosurgeon, until I realized my hands were a little too shaky to risk operating on someone's brain. There were just too many buzzes every time I played Operation.(lol) Despite having a French teacher who wanted to me follow in her footsteps, it wasn't until late in the 8th grade, that I realized I wanted to become the coolest English Professor in the world. This would be the perfect vocation to allow me to read books all the time, AND to talk! (lol)
Nope, it didn't happen, but it made me wonder, how many people actually work in the field they thought about as a child? Some may start in one type of job, then years later, realize their dream. A few give up. Many hop from job to job to pay bills, but are unhappy, eventually stepping out in total faith to become writers, entrepreneurs, chefs, musicians, or painters.
What about you? Are you doing what you expected to do when you were a child? Do you wish you were doing something else? Do you love what you do now?