WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY

  1. A gypsy
    My parents told me gypsies dropped me on their doorstep which led to my deep obsession with Esmeralda and the gypsy way of life (not that that's an occupation)
  2. A teacher
    I liked my fourth grade teacher so much that I wanted to be her for a few years
  3. An interior designer
    Remember that show Trading Spaces on TLC? Completely obsessed.
  4. A surgeon
    My obsession with Meredith Grey led me here.
  5. A writer
    Hemingway, Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace, Salinger, Zadie Smith, Bukowski, the list goes on and on