3 years ago, after my ex left me, I suddenly realized that I had never made plans for myself. They were always OUR plans, never mine. So at the age of 26, I had to re-plan my life. I looked into some college degrees but none of them seemed really exciting. Then I thought about what I would like to do if I didn't have to earn a living and right away I answered - Study history! So I decided I just had to find a way to get paid for that.
So now I just got my B.A. in history and next year I'm starting my M.A. I'm not sure exactly where it will lead me, but I figure if I get a PhD in history, I can at least teach. My dream would be to be a university prof.
But even if it doesn't lead to a career, at least I will have spent a few years of my life doing exactly what I wanted.
I would have also liked to be a dietician or some sort of engineer. But I think a career as a scholar is more suited... I am addicted to learning things.