WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY

Still keeping my options open.
  1. The Tooth Fairy (age 5)
    I never really had a tooth fairy. My tooth fairy would always show up a night or two late and leave behind coins and cash from other countries. When I came to the conclusion that my tooth fairy either lived somewhere far far away or suffered from serious jet lag, I vowed to takes s/he's place when I grew up. Kids would finally get presents in languages they would understand.
  2. Food Scientist (age 9)
    I don't know where this idea came from. Intellectually, it sounded like the coolest thing ever. But when I took my first proper science class I realized I should just stick to the food part of that job.
  3. Pastry Chef (age 10)
    For my tenth birthday I had an Harry Potter party- like an everyone-dresses-up-and-goes-on-adventures-and-brings-Hogwarts-to-life- Harry Potter party. My mom went all out and made cakes and crème puffs and other delicious goodies that made me want to make them full time. My dreams of becoming the next Top Chef were dashed when I dropped a wooden spoon in a high functioning blender.
  4. Mindy Kaling (age 12)
    I do still secretly want to be Mindy Kaling. Doesn't everybody?
  5. Professional Ukulele Player (age 13)
    I taught myself how to play this wonderful little instrument and it's been such a positive influence on my life. Now I compose and writes songs with it which has really opened my eyes to the inner workings of the musical world (I sound like such a nerd:))
  6. Writer (present day-age 15)
    Writing has always been a part of my life. My dad is a reporter and at a young age he taught me to love stories. They say that to be a good writer you have to be an even better reader. And that's what I do I read and read and read. When I found out that I could write something that people actually wanted for read it was a huge deal for me. My dream is to write a Rainbow Rowell-esque novel and to work on Snl or another comedy TV show.