Bloganuary – January Blog Challenge – Day 22

Welcome to Anime Rants! Although this is mostly an anime blog, I’m also doing the Bloganuary challenge, with usually has nothing to do with anime. In Bloganuary, you get one prompt per day for January, along with the opportunity to share it with other bloggers on the Bloganaury page. Today’s prompt for Bloganuary is “What was your dream job as a child?”

I don’t remember at what age this began, but I’ve always wanted to be a writer in some context. I have a deep need to share the stories that come into my mind. Additionally, writing is the easiest way for me to express myself. However, I’ve been told from a young age that few authors make significant money from that job alone. Thus, I would need another job.

When I was about nine years old, I read a few books from the library that sparked an intense interest in animals. Plants and trees, too, became great subject of interests. I remember being at a park with my dad around that time and telling him, “I want to be a naturalist when I grow up.” That was the earliest concept I had that I wanted to be a biological scientist of some kind. I didn’t really know what a naturalist was, and that’s not exactly a job title. So, let’s just say that my dream job as a child was to be a natural science researcher.

(Weasels are some of my favorite animals, and I still want to study them)

My interest in animals and nature stayed strong throughout childhood and teenage years. I eventually got a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Science. While at college, I also developed a huge interest in neuroscience and a few other science topics. I’m currently not working due to mental health issues, but I plan to return to a science-based job again in the future. Anyway, that’s it for today. Thanks so much for reading!

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