WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY

I was a very single-minded child.
  1. A pediatric oncologist
    Age five/six to fourteen/fifteen. This ended when I realized that I didn't want to do the math and science a premed major would have to do. I was bad at math and science-math. I was only good at biology.
  2. A psychologist
    Fifteen to about sixteen/seventeen. I was coming to terms with being depressed and I wanted to help other people.
  3. English professor
    Seventeen-ish to present. I went into undergrad declared in English and never changed. Now I'm getting my masters. It's a long road ahead.