When I grow up…

Friday, 17 October 2008, 22:47 | Category : Life, working
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Things that I remember telling people:

  • A corporate lawyer (yes, even at 9 I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, not just a lawyer)
  • President of the United States (at 10, I was securing votes from my mom’s college professors)
  • A librarian (seriously, I thought that librarians got to read all the books in the library when there weren’t people who wanted to check out the books).

Now that I’m a bit older, and a bit wiser, I don’t want to be a laywer. I don’t want to go to law school. And after this debacle with the election, I’m 99.8% sure that I don’t want to be the President. That leaves being a librarian. And unfortunately, I’ve learned that librarians don’t get to read all the books. So, how in the world can I read all the books that I want? Well, easy. I’m going to start my own book review site. Everything I read, I’ll write a review. Maybe I’ll start reaching out to book publishers – if they send me copies of the books, I can guarantee I’ll write an honest review. And I’ll build a network of people who trust my reviewing abilities.

And maybe, someday, my job will be reading. In the meantime, I’m quite content in continuing at my day job, and spending my nights reading and writing.

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  1. 1SPJB

    Rather go bounding through binding than leading the world at the Oval Office? I like it! Besides, if you can read (or read out loud), you’ve got a leg up on a certain Texan who loves to run the country…amok.
    Good luck! :)

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