THINGS I MAYBE COULD HAVE BEEN AND WHY

Tell me your occupation in an alternate life.
  1. Librarian
    Voracious reader, organized and analytical, curious and willing to help others. Honestly, I have no idea why I did not pursue this career.
  2. Surgeon
    Excellent spatial skills and memory, resilient, calm, and flexible, able to hold my pee for a really long time.
  3. Carpenter
    Again, good visual-spatial skills, decent with physics and geometry, and I like working with my hands. If I was stronger and little more confident with power tools, this could be a real possibility.
  4. City planner/traffic engineer
    I have a lot of ideas about how to improve the traffic patterns in my city, okay?
  5. Violinist
    Musically inclined, tenacious, good listener. This one is the longest of long shots, but I like to think that if my fourth grade violin instructor hadn't been so awful, I'd have stuck with it.
  6. Set designer
    A way to exercise my vision for setting and immense attention to detail. Would need to be better at managing others' work and paying attention to things like budget.
  7. Nineteenth century heiress to a respectable fortune
    I am really good at looking accomplished while not actually doing much.
  8. Linguist
    I love language and accents and am constantly fascinated by how they evolved in certain ways in certain places as opposed to others.
    Suggested by   @readjulia
  9. I could have been a contender.
    Lol I have no clue, 19th century dilettante sounds right up my alley. 👌🏼
    Suggested by   @jennifergster