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1. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist
2. Did you ever pursue that career?
I sure did, got my BS in marine science and biology, and pursued a PhD in biology (Shark Feeding Ecomorphology) for a year and a half
3. If you are not in that field, what changed?
Eloped after 2 months, got pregnant on the wedding night, and have been a stay-home mom ever since...
4. What is your current job?
I'm temporarily working at the grocery store down the road to make a little money toward paying off our debt. I'm a mystery shopper extraordinaire. I run our own non-profit, CARE Package, Inc. But most of all, I'm "Mom."
5. What's the best part of what you do?
Until I started this job, and only when I work on Saturdays, I haven't missed a single important thing in my kids' lives.
6. Do you have plans to do something else down the road?
Oh, definitely. I just don't know what yet. I guess now it'll have to wait after we get this living-on-a-boat, traveling-the-world thing out of our systems. I'm pretty sure I'll either go to law school or own a yarn shop. Nothing too disparate, right?
7. How did you get your present job? If you are a stay at home mom, how long did you need to plan that move?
I'll go with the stay-home mom thing. There was no real planning involved. We'd talked before marriage (that whole two months we knew each other) about it being the right thing for us. I tried to work a little after we got hitched, but before long, I started developing pregnancy complications and needed to stay home. It was just earlier than we'd planned.
8. Did your parents influence your choices of jobs over the years?
In a way. My dad's aorta would probably rupture if I decided to go into medicine (probably nursing, but who knows), which I'd considered for a while. He's a Christian Scientist...9. What advice would you give your children on careers?
Do what makes you happy, and you'll never "work" a day in your life.