Most kids usually answer...
you know, the obvious professions.
The only written proof I have of my dreams is from elementary school when somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to be a "heart doctor". Turns out you need to be REALLY good at math to be a doctor, so it just wasn't in the cards for me. I suck at Math.
Fast forward to college. I started out as a Communications major because I wanted to be nothing but...
wait for it...
a TV News Anchor. Yep.
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Insert a yawn and a nap here...Zzzzz
By my junior year I decided I wanted to save the world and changed my major for the final time to International Studies. Why you ask? Well so I could live in Paris, France, where else??? Turns out Foreign Service Officers usually get posted in 3rd world countries. Oh, my bad.
I graduated with a degree in International Studies and I ended up selling high-end plumbing fixtures. Yep, plumbing! Hand painted toilets, I sold 'em. Gold Faucets, you got it.
By some fluke I ended up with a full-time photographer job and I've been doing that for over 10 years.
If I could go back in time with the experiences that I've had. I would tell little naive college co-ed, me, to reconsider.
I would tell myself no matter what get a business degree....You can do ANYTHING with a business degree.
I would tell myself that my top three careers to investigate would be...
Now if I could just get myself to listen to me I could have taken that business degree and begun a successful business in any of those three fields.
But I didn't know any better.
Good thing I like photography.
What do you want to be when you grow up?