When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you? Are the two connected?
At the age of 10, I wanted to be a Nurse. Back in the early 80’s, before all the colored medical outfits they have now, I liked their uniforms, caring demeanor, and that they helped people who didn’t feel well.
What turned me off was all the science that I would have had to take. I am not a science driven person. Between that and all the blood that I saw come out of my knee from the surgical videos they took, no thank you. I will leave that profession to someone else.
So my dream of becoming a Nurse went up in flames. Poof!
When I made it to college, I went into the field of English and then after a couple moves around the western part of the US, I went into Education. The field I enjoy working in is Higher Education. Not teaching, but Administration. I hope to get back into the field someday but needed a break to take care of family and myself for a while otherwise those two may not have been connected today.
Within the field I enjoy, the two are connected in some ways. Students who seek a Nursing degree pursue higher education beyond high school. So even though I never became a Nurse, I have had the opportunity to assist students in taking courses to pursue their own degrees in Nursing and fulfill their dreams.
In response to the Daily Prompt: Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star