First of all, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
I lucked out in the parents department – I have a wonderful Mom and Dad who (whom? ahh, need grammar help) I have a great deal of respect for. I’m not sure I’ll ever live up to my parents. They are fantastic.
My sis sent me some sweet pics today, a few vintage gems from our childhood (including the ones above).
Here is one of my favorites:
This picture reminded me that my life’s ambition at that time was to be a Walt Disney World dancer. You know, those ones that dance with Mickey and Minnie in front of Cinderella Castle?
Yes, for the first 7 years of my life, that was my dream and I do distinctly remember my dance teacher telling me that if I worked hard enough, I could do it. Glad she didn’t crush my Disney dancing dreams.
Around the age of 8, I upgraded to being a Rockette. Unfortunately, I would’ve been too short to have been a Rockette so it’s a good thing I hung up the tap shoes at age 10 to focus on gymnastics only.From about age 12 to 17, I wanted to be a news anchor or talk show host because I like asking questions and talking to people. Around age 17, I realized most people liked to do that and that I was good at science. So, I decided I’d go to medical school (and I won’t give you all the reasons of “why medicine” as that will turn into an essay!).
So, here I am, 9 years later, 1 year shy short of that medical degree and on my way to becoming “what I wanted to be when I grew up,” except it will take me approximately 4 to 7 more years to become “what I want to be when I grow up,” but that’s neither here nor there.
So, to recap, career aspirations trajectory: Disney dancer –> Rockette –> news anchor or talk show host –> doctor.
One of my favorite things about this blog is hearing from other people.
SO, TELL ME: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD? A TEENAGER? NOW?
Oh, one last gem of my sister, who has always valued her sleep:
Until next time…