Random 411: “I want to be an information junkie when I grow up …”

Said no four year old ever.

At least, not in my reality. When I was asked, at my preschool graduation, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I boldly stated I wanted to be a teacher.

Growing up, I never considered a career as a librarian or a historian, both info junkie worthy. Sure I read a lot of books and the library was a favorite place, but it never dawned on me to pursue a career in the library. And now, here I am. A library assistant currently pursuing a degree in European History with hopes to continue in the Library and Information Science Master’s program.

Would you believe me if I said it was the Information Science part of that title that piqued my interest? Well, it was. And still is. And you should believe it considering the name of this blog is 411Junkie as in InfoJunkie. I consider the library part a bonus.

In addition to being a teacher, other career options I thought about were:
Marine biologist, astronomer, storm chaser, paralegal, something dealing with political science, and then I finally settled on something in movie production in my junior year of high school and stuck with that until a few years ago. A few years ago I decided I enjoyed information as a subject and decided to see what’s out there regarding information. I’m still on the fence whether to become a librarian or to be a historian or maybe a little bit of both.

Which brings me to my question.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Has it changed as you grew up experience more of life?

Wishing you the best of luck for those still in search for you dream job! And those of you who found it, here’s to happiness … and stuff!


*Photo credits goes to Baja Greenawalt’s Cozy Book Nook blog for the librarian photo & Lakos for the Dream Job picture

(NaBloPoMo 2014, Day 18)

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In a 140 characters or less: I'm an easy going, movie geek, TV buff, book-loving, melancholy/phlegmatic, Scorpio kinda gal.