Remember how as a child you could imagine being anything in the world? One day an astronaut, the next a firefighter and then an actor. As a child, my dreams were actually never that wild. I always imagined myself being either a lawyer (I loved watching L.A. Law) or a businesswoman. I didn’t really know what that meant, but there seemed to be a lot of money and power involved, which attracted me a lot as a kid. But I think the best part was always knowing that if I just did well enough in school I could become anything I wanted.
That’s not the case anymore. I’m 29 and of course I can change my career (probably a few times if I want). But it’s too late for me to become a brain surgeon or a nuclear scientist. I could maybe begin studying law or economics or something else, but that would still mean that I would be close to 40 before being able to start a career.
To me, that’s one of the worst things about getting older. And I know 29 isn’t old. But it seems that with each year that passes your possibilities become fewer and fewer. Which sometimes makes it very scary to make any decisions.