Today I'm participating in a fun activity hosted by Mama Kat over at Mama's Losing It. I've been slacking on this blog and what better way to revive it by letting someone else tell me what to blog about! It's so easy! Go check out her post today and join in on the fun!
When I was 10 years old I wanted to be a marine biologist. In my mind, that meant snorkeling the coral reef in Austrailia and swimming with dolphins in Hawaii. What 10 year old kid wouldn't want to be a marine biologist, right? Well, according to Wikipedia, a marine biologist studies: organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water. Given that in biology many phyla, families and genera have some species that live in the sea and others that live on land, marine biology classifies species based on the environment rather than on taxonomy. Marine biology differs from marine ecology as marine ecology is focused on how organisms interact with each other and the environment, and biology is the study of the organisms themselves.
Ahhh, say what? If I would have read that when I was 10, I would have said "no thank you" and went outside to ride my bike.
I had visions of Jacques Cousteau and his underwater adventures, little did I know that it took many years of studying science and biology and doing field research and writing articles. Sounds horrible when you look at it that way!
So, I grew up to be a mom and a photographer. 2 professions in which I am glad to have fallen into. Looking back, I think I've always had those to things in me. I played dolls until I was probably too old to be doing so and I would line my dolls and stuffed animals up on a daily basis and take their pictures, just like they did at JC Penny. If I could have predicted my future when I was 10, I would never have envisioned being who I am today. I feel very lucky to do what I do and even luckier that I get to go on vacations where I can snorkel the coral reef and swim with gigantic sea turtles, just not as a job!
Tell me, what did you want to be when you grew up? Leave a comment, then go write about it!