What did you want to be when you grew up?
and what are you now?
when I was really young, I wanted to be a fighter pilot. around 3rd or 4th grade though, i got glasses. I found out you had to have 20/20 vision prior to joining the Air Force, so that was out the window.
in high school and college, I wanted to be an ER doctor. then, I actually worked in the ER and as a medic for a couple years. the amount of politics and appeasement of insurance companies was disconcerting at best.
for a couple years out of college, i went back and forth between being a pharmacist or going back to school and getting a computer science degree. I figured I'd apply to both and wherever I got in, I'd go. i ended up being accepted for both.
so, here I am, 11 years later. a software test engineer. but thoughts of being a theoretical physicist have started creeping into my head. help!