Written 6 December 1996 when I was 10 years old
I want to be an actress when I grow up. But sometimes I start writing and want to be a writer. And sometimes I want to be a teacher, lawer [lawyer], doctor, dentace [dentist], waitress, and many others.
I would love to be all of them but I can't. Luckily, if I'm an actress I might be able to play all of them. Unluckily, acting is a very hard job and maybe by the time I'm old enough they'll have robots instead.
So maybe I shouldn't want and dream about a job. Or maybe if I don't it won't happen. Who knows?
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As long as I could write, I've been writing "for fun." First privately in childhood journals and .doc files saved on a dial-up era desktop. Then publicly during my 20s blogging heyday. Here's a sample of my musings, plucked from different ages and posted in a non-linear timeline.