Day 14: What did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now?
Growing up, I had ambitions to be many things.
Of those, some were more entertaining than others.
[First] I wanted to be a boy. I idolized my big brother and was a rough-and-tumble, always messy and dirty, little chub-a-lub. I remember repeatedly asking my Daddio and Bubba, "Why can't I be a skin?"
[Second] After I started realizing I just wasn't going to be a boy. I shared Sar's yearning for being Ariel from The Little Mermaid. However, I didn't get all cute and dressed up like Ariel. My longing to be a beautiful red-headed mermaid went as far as singing "Part of Your World" in the bathtub, and I would push myself up on the side (like Ariel did on the rock). Then I would ask Mom why I couldn't sing as good as Ariel.
[Third] I got over being a Disney Princess quickly and moved onto wanting to be a comedian. I've mentioned before that my "jokes" were so bad, that my parents bought me a joke book. I'm not sure if that was successful in helping that bad-joke-telling. I wouldn't be surprised if I still thought I was funny, despite the bad jokes. It is still my dream to appear on SNL.
Today, I lead a super exciting life as a Logistician.
Most of the time when I say, "Logistician." People respond with, "A what?"
I'm basically a logistics specialist.
But it is not special.
I deal primarily in configuration data management. I won't go into the boring details of what we manage the configuration of, but I work for the US Navy and support our fleet everyday.
Did I ever think or dream that this would be my job/career?
Will it do for now?
I'm still holding onto my SNL dream.