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When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?
What did I want to be when I was 10?
Oh pshaw on that… I knew what I wanted to do for a living when I was 6 years old.
I wanted to fly my own space ship.
I wanted to Invade Alien worlds- I wanted to get into dog fights with other spaceships and I wanted to steal their stuff…indeed I guess what I wanted to be was a Pirate.
But after falling in love with Captain Kirk I tapped that back and decided I would rather explore Alien Worlds.
Alas, what true love can do to a Warrior’s Dark Soul with just one gentle look.
I’ll be honest though.
When I promised to be a ‘good guy’ I had my fingers crossed behind my back.
I also decided, at age six that I wanted to live in Transylvania, maybe kill a monster or two ( though my sympathies changed after I became a Vincent Price devotee ) who probably lived somewhere near my castle where I would dock my spaceship .
For some reason was positive that Witches and Vampires wanted to steal my Spaceship. I can’t explain why, it’s just an idea I had.
I wasn’t sure how you could dock a spaceship over a castle so I came up with a plan.
I had decided I could make an anchor and chain out of the remains of the spaceships I had destroyed in my battles- I just knew I’d be really really good at doing that so the chain and anchor would be really, really long.
I figured my super nice husband couldn’t follow me around all day because he had to go exploring- probably on the other side of the Universe where I wouldn’t be and I could rob other spaceships and he’d never know what his wife was up too.
When we would leave for work in the morning and saying goodbye I could see that chain leading up to my spaceship and my husband telling me to have a good day.
And I’d laugh and say I sure would.
I was such a rotten kid.
I never joined NASA, or the Army or The Hell’s Angels.
I actually worked in Funeral Home and I was a Musician. I traveled and I kept doing what I had started to do soon after I learned to read.
I’m a writer now.
I think my life plans that I came up with when I was six years old taught me a lot for what I would go on to do as I got older.
I learned to be daring, I learned to think outside the box and that anything in life is possible for better or worse.
That doesn’t sound promising- it’s a loosey goosey way to go about life
but one thing you could count on- it could be a lot of fun.
And it has been.