Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Do you remember when you knew you first wanted to be something? A cop, a doctor, or a lawyer? I think I wanted to be a ballet teacher. In fact, there is actual video footage of me declaring this nonverbally at a preschool event. My parents were very invested in capturing every embarrassing moment of my childhood, the perks of being the first born. That phase ended very quickly. But I wonder, do you remember when you first wanted to be something? I don't take stock in the fact that I wanted to be a ballerina. Some friends would say it's why I pulled towards theater a little ways down the road, and that should be my true calling. I feel sorry for those people, the ones that can't separate childhood from adolescence, the people that look for signs in every damn corner of their lives. But I suppose just because I stopped being passionate about the things I was passionate about when I was eight doesn't mean everyone should.

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