Day 4 of 100 Days of Blogging, What Did I Want to Be Growing Up?

Welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s card comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card states “What did you want to be growing up? Why?” Well, growing up I actually had 4 separate things I wanted to be before I finally settled on becoming a lawyer. (Fingers crossed that I pass the bar!)

The first thing I wanted to be growing up was a firefighter. Why? Probably for the same reason lots of little kids want to be firefighters when they’re little. They’re the coolest guys on the block and they rescue people and those trucks look awesome to drive. Not too complicated, I think lots of kids want to become firefighters when they were growing up.

The second thing I wanted to be growing up was a computer engineer. Why a computer engineer? Because that’s what my Dad did and still does. I think at one point I said I was going to work at the same company he does and I was going to drive a red Toyota pick-up truck just like he did. Given how I described my relationship with him, that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

The third thing I wanted to be growing up was a doctor. I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to help people and I thought that that would be a good career to do that. I eventually decided that I didn’t want to go to Medical School and I wanted to go back to Engineering as my path in life. (Jokes on me, I wound up getting a Liberal Arts degree and a J.D.)

Fourth thing I wanted to be growing up was a civil engineer. Why? I wanted to do engineering, but I wanted to do something where I could help make building designs work and stuff like that. I initially started out with that as my major in college but then I discovered that I was not as good at science and math as I used to be/thought I was, so I pivoted to History and wound up getting my J.D.

So there you have it, the four things I’ve wanted to be growing up when I was younger. Did I wind up becoming any of those things? Nope, I went an entirely different direction. But, I am happy with that direction and am looking forward to getting my license.

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