...what DIDN'T I want to be?
I can't remember what I wanted to be as a very little child, but I think it was usually biology orientated. I did really like rocks, so it probably did have something to do with geology for a while. I read children's encyclopedias for fun so I'm sure I wanted to pretty much be anything I read, which... uhh... still remains true. I've always loved animals so I know for a time I wanted to be a vet, then I found out that I'd need to put down animals and got sad. Then, I visited the Baltimore aquarium and fell in love with manatees and like many girls, wanted to become a marine biologist. The only difference is that I'm not obsessed with dolphins or whales. I like the ugly animals.
I read The Hot Zone and wanted to work in a level 4 disease lab. Then, I got into reading Michael Crichton books and pretty much got all my inspiration from there. I wanted to be a pathologist, an archaeologist, back to a marine biologist, a disease researcher... again! I finally settled for child psychology, went to school for that for a couple years, and dropped out temporarily after realizing how tied in psychology was getting with neurology and psychoactive drugs. Oh, and for a while I wanted to be an FBI agent like Mulder
I think my parents gave me a little too much self esteem in the "You can be whatever you want when you grow up" department. It creates a lot of anxiety because deep down I think to myself "I like too many things. I can't do them all and there are no save points in life v_v" It's pretty sad, actually, but I know I'm not the only one with that problem. Thankfully, I think I've finally decided on the vet route after I sucked up the killing animals part after having a family dog be put down because of a severe stroke. Sometimes you need to do the hard thing, which I'm really not good at. I think my life would be easier if I wasn't such a coward at a young age ^^;