When I was around 7 (and possibly earlier) until I was 15 I wanted to be a zoologist. I've always loved animals and wanted to care for and study them. Looking back, I specifically wanted to be an ethologist/comparative psychologist/caretaker working both in the wild and at parks, zoos, or rescue center of some kind, though I didn't know the two former terms at the time. Then I realized it would probably involve a shitload of college (at I time when I was disillusioned with institutional education and quitting high school) and that even if I could get a job in that field, it probably wouldn't be doing what I really wanted.
Which was basically to get paid to hang out with wolves.
I still plan to go here
for a month or so practicum
within the next couple years.
I've also wanted to be a writer, musician, inventor, business owner of some kind, sociologist, and health care worker and have had brief thoughts of being in law enforcement and such. If it's a job and I know about it I've probably considered/imagined doing it at least a little.
For the past several years I've wanted most to be a filmmaker, but due to logistical and practical reasons (filthy lucre!) I've decided not to go ahead with NYFA
's intensive 8-week workshop this fall. Instead I plan to take a 17 month LPN course starting in November so when I finish I can help people while making good money, hopefully enabling me to pursue those passions later while also being able to pay my bills and afford cool stuff. I might also take a course or two at a nearby film center this fall if I can.
I wanna do it all. Instead of just one career for all time I want several different kinds of projects and jobs in addition to/between/after the need for nursing gigs.