I just remembered at age 5, I wanted to be President.. MY grandfather told my mother if ever there was a "woman" President I might be the one as I was a "tour director/planner/bossy" type kid at 5. Always making sure things were done and where they belonged.
I always wanted to own a gift store and once I did for about 1 1/2 yrs called "The Pot of Gold". Loved every min but was in a tiny town and many many moons ahead of my time.Besides commercial gifts, I taught myself how to do balloons and got a machine where you put the gift in the balloon, and I had local crafters put consignment items in my store, WE had a farm room with animals made and dressed up, we had painting and painting on large mushrooms or saw blades. All the stuff was so neat, I wanted to take it all home! This was back in 1993 and my 28 year old son met a guy on his job recnetly who lives in that tiny town and remembered our store!
When I went to college after divorce under a county program, I did real well in science and that teacher talked me into nursing. When I told my mom I was going be a nurse, her initial reaction was "Whatever for?" But she changed her mind real fast and was supportive.