Some say that we choose our occupations. Others say that our occupations choose us. Which happened for you?

So often we forget about those first little inklings of purpose that we catch in the midst of childhood. What did you want to be when you grew up? What made you choose the occupation that you are today?

(For me, my career choices ranged from a concert violinist – though I’ve never picked one up in my life – to pastry chef in a five star hotel to  a journalist with a degree from NYU. Today,  I’m still a student at Marywood University and a working copywriter for an internet marketing agency. I’m glad for the choices I made that got me here, although I wonder what my life would be like if I had decided to go to culinary school or pick up a violin.)

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  1. When I was about 5 I wanted to be a pediatrician then after I got my first guitar I wanted to be a rocker. I actually had a band in Lebanon then the war broke out ( I was only 14) but I thought I was hot stuff.

    Then lets see I moved to the US and wanted to get into marketing communications. So I got my degree at UT then I heard the constant .. so what do you do with a communications degree… Duhh you communicate. My idea was I would be great as a TV journalist .. with 5 languages under my belt someone would want to hire me right?

    Well the wages alone made me cringe. Needless to say I had a few careers and have enjoyed every one of them… My favorite is still to be a rocker so I have taken up singing in the shower :D

  2. If I get to go back and do it all again? I maybe in between being a guitarist/musician (form a band, and go on tours), or being a webdesigner/consultant…. but for now, contented to be who I am, a blogger who’s constantly learning about the things I’m into.

    Best wishes to you.

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