Some people seem to know what they want from an early age. Others take a less direct path.
What did I want to be when I grew up? The question hardly ever hit my radar. Not as a kid. Not as a college student. Not as an early job seeker. Just never.
I’m simply not wired that way. In place of “future thought” though, I’ve had a fascination for understanding the world as it was presenting itself to me in the moment. We’re not talking about intelligence here. More like engagement. I always felt like my wiring was a bit different. That caused difficulties, yet was a gift as well.