April 14, 2010

what i think about while riding the subway.

People always say that you should pursue the thing you loved as a child--if you enjoyed animals, maybe you should become a veterinarian. If you were passionate about singing, you might want to get involved with music. If you always pretended you were a teacher, well... you get it. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be three things:
1. An illustrator
2. A broadway actress
3. A spy

At first glance, these might seem like three totally unrelated dreams. but actually, there's one thing they all have in common: stories.

An illustrator creates a visual story.
An actress plays out a story.
A spy searches out other people's stories.

In becoming a writer, then, it looks like I'm doing exactly what it is that I'm meant to do - share stories.

Yep. Maybe those people are on to something.

... what were your childhood dreams?

(Photo: samantha lamb)

2 comments:

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

It's so awesome you've found your place in life!

I'm still searching for mine. Although, my childhood dreams were to be a veterinarian and a doctor.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

I think first I wanted to be a mom :) Then I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. Now, who knows? :)