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Blogtober 2014: Dream Job when you were little/what is it now?

Thinking back to when I was a wee little Meggie, I wanted to be a psychiatrist, a lawyer, and a writer.

I recognize one apparent factor in the majority of my ambitions: to help people. I've always liked to problem solve and lend an ear. One other commonality is that I must have known I would be in school for years on end, haha! I have a master's degree in New Media Journalism and I took six years to enjoy undergrad. Clearly, school was on my vision board since approximately age 7.

First, I wanted to be a lawyer for people who could not afford lawyers. I wanted to help cases with children, moms, or anyone underprivileged. This lasted on and off until I was probably 15.

Next, I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Yes, to help, but mostly because I was obsessed with the movie What About Bob? I love this movie to this day and found the idea of helping someone like Bob, bless his heart, completely amazing. I'm not sure when this idea fell away from me.

And my favorite, I wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first short story, a fictional piece entitled "The Can of Worms" in third grade and was hooked to the craft. It was fun to get creative and formulate words however I deemed them necessary. I went on to write for my school newspaper through elementary school; worked for some amazing Orlando publications; and now I maintain my own blog and website. Clearly, this one stuck.

I'm thankful to be a writer today and believe that childhood dreams do come true. While I have my day job which allows me to not be a starving writer, (I work at a university as an Admissions Counselor) I hope one day to make writing my main gig. I guess I better keep on keeping on with this writing challenge!

The Daily Tay

Until we meet again,
M

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  1. So many fun dreams, that were so different! Glad you are doing what you love!

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    1. Thank you for coming by! I am thankful every time I come to this space :)

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  2. as an admissions counselor you are helping new students, so the helping people kinda stuck too!

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    1. You know, thank you for pointing this out :) And thank you for stopping by! :)

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  3. To help people is really an amazing thing, that's awesome!!

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    1. It surely is. Kindness is always in style :)

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  4. Keep on working for the goal of full time writer! I would read whatever you wrote!

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  5. Thank you! That is such a nice compliment :):)

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  6. Do whatever you can to hold on to your dream - it's what keeps us going. Being a writer is a very noble profession. Good luck & set your goals high! ;)
    xo,
    Luchessa @ http://luchessa.org/

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  7. Thank you for the kind words! :)

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