WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY
Growing up, I never confidently stomped around telling everyone who will listen, "I'm going to be a (insert job title here) when I grow up!" There are only a few things I remember, and they are these:
- •RockstarYep. I wanted to play to sold-out crowds, and slam guitars on the stage....because television told me that's what every successful musician does? Proof that television lies to children.
- •NurseThis was more of what my mom wanted me to be when I grew up, rather than what I wanted to be. She had good intentions, but after her chaperoning a class field trip to a cadaver lab and learning that I don't handle blood, guts, and corpses well....her dream for my life was put in it's grave.
- •Special Victims Unit DetectiveTwo words....Olivia Benson.
- •Social WorkerThis is actually what's happening. Well, it's what I'm going to school for at least. I hope to finish my BSW and then go back and get my MSW. I'd love to work with survivors of sexual assault, abuse and/or rape, as well as at-risk teens.