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Realizing childhood dreams; ALL of 'em.


As a kid, I used to play at being a writer, a lawyer, or the head of a company. For Christmas, I'd ask for office supplies. I liked wearing my father's suspenders, and I incorporated his old briefcases into my play.
In college and for years after, I just had no idea what I really wanted to be. I was a lawyer, briefly, but left my nice firm job to try other things out. Lots of financial pain and struggling (and some unemployment) ensued. The end result: without really planning it, I'm now an attorney for the federal government, a freelance writer and contributing editor at SMITH, and the executive director of the nonprofit 4th and 1.
So, I guess I never had to choose which childhood dream I'd pursue after all. When it came time to grow up and pick a career, I just went with all of 'em.

by Viv in Six Words About Work - My Job on Jul 04, 2011 | add favorite | T-shirt

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