What I Wanted to Be Growing Up, Chronologically

  1. 1.
    Professional soccer player
    I started playing at the age of 4, and clearly that meant I was going to be the next Brandi Chastain.
  2. 2.
    Doctor
    No specific kind. Parents started pushing this idea in elementary school.
  3. 3.
    Anesthesiologist
    As suggested by my dad because they work in medicine and get paid a whole lot (for sitting on their ass).
  4. 4.
    Musician
  5. 5.
    Special Ed teacher
    I had the privilege of working with the most beautifully special kids my senior year of high school and briefly thought it was my destiny.
  6. 6.
    An American Idol
    Destiny quickly changed and then changed again.
  7. 7.
    Psychologist
    Abnormal psych has always been my jam.
  8. 8.
    Musician
  9. 9.
    Physical therapist
    We finally arrive at my current dream which I discovered after having reconstructive shoulder surgery and going through months of therapy afterward. Only 1.5 years until I'm practicing!