WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY
- •MarriedFor real. Imagine my surprise when I was looking through my baby book and saw that my mom wrote that when I was 4 or 5 years old someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said "married." I know, I KNOW. I know. I KNOW.
- •A teacherMy mom is a teacher (professor, really) and I liked my teachers in elementary and middle school. I thought it might be for me.
- •An art teacherAdmittedly not the most creative iteration on my previous choice. Or is it literally the most creative iteration on my previous choice?
- •A scientistIn 5th grade I won second place at the science fair and won second place in an in-class competition that had something to do with sound waves? Idk. We had to build a box that would hide the sound of a beeping device. For a hot minute there I thought maybe science was my thing. Science is not my thing.
- •A writer of some sortInitially when I applied to colleges I applied for a creative writing degree. I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it. But I liked storytelling. Then I took a filmmaking class and...
- •A filmmakerA love affair with Windows Movie Maker as a high school student in the early 2000s had me convinced this was my path in life. I took several filmmaking classes in high school, but it turns out making music videos using clips from whose line is it anyway will only get you so far. I *did* major in film in college though. Just in case.
- •A screenwriterCombining my love of writing with my love of TV and movies. Turns out it's harder to pay the bills this way than I thought. Maybe someday, though. This is still a dream of mine.