When I grow up I want to be?????
I think the answer to this question changed repeatedly as a child. I wanted to be everything from an actress, singer, teacher, doctor, lawyer, president, veterinarian. I really dreamed about it all. The one that I always remember wanting the most though was to be a veterinarian. I loved animals, big and small, as a child. I was always "rescuing" animals from their natural habitat to take home and make my own. (My mom kept making me take them back, womp womp). I cared for everything...dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, fish, turtles, chinchillas, tarantulas. You name it, I probably had it (except for snakes, I am terrified of snakes). I just always thought that I would grow up and take care of all of the critters on the Earth. Then I found out that vet's have to put animals to sleep and I realized early on that I could never do that and not feel something terrible inside. So, there went that dream. (And let's be real, there is no way I could have stayed in college long enough to get a veterinarian degree. Four years was long enough for me).
What do I do now? Well, sell real estate of course. Not something that ever even crossed my mind as a child. Didn't even know that this was a profession until I was in high school. I love it though. Been doing it for about 5 years now. Not sure if there is a better feeling than helping a first time home buyer realize their dream of owning a home and helping them get there.