Last week, for the Ten on Tuesdays' installment, I wrote about ten jobs I have had. This week I'm going to write about ten things I wanted to be when I grew up.
3. Forensic psychologist
4. Medical examiner. When I was a legal assistant/secretary, I got to read a lot of trial testimony and outline it for my boss. The parts of the testimony that never failed to interest me was when the medical examiners were testifying as to the cause of death, what each wound did, etc. Amazing stuff!
5. FBI agent
6. Political scientist
8. Screenwriter (Wrote a script for "Magnum PI" when I was 18. Usually when a script is sent, some junior office staff member sends the writer a form letter stating "thanks, but no thanks." I actually received a personal letter from one of the producers praising it in specific areas, but he said it wasn't what they were looking for at the present time. I was gutted. Since I never received any support or self esteem at home, I kinda gave up, though I did write a killer "Riptide" and half a "Moonlighting" script afterwards; neither one was submitted. Anyhoo, I shouldn't have taken it so personally because my script was indeed not what they were looking for at that time. Mine was in the usual light hearted somewhat comedic style they had, and the season I submitted it for had a lot more gritty drama to it. The next season they went back to their more light hearted style, and they even had a character similar to mine as a recurring character, so it was flattering, as I later realized).
10. Sociology professor. (Actually went back to school in the mid-1990s to become either a constitutional lawyer or a sociology prof. Instead, I met a lawyer in Detroit, moved there and derailed my plans. Ugh! But life is good now).