As a child, did you feel like you were you expected to pursue a certain type of career? How did this make you feel? Did you wind up choosing a different profession or path?
Oh yeah. I was "encouraged" to be either a hairdresser/cosmetologist or a nurse.
Nurse b/c of the "job security" and we all know what has happened to that in the last couple of decades, right?
So first I was a mechanic, then various unskilled jobs, then a factory where I got OJT to run certain very specific machines that don't translate well to other manufacturing plants...finally got my license as a massage therapist after two separate schools (y'all know the story on the first one, right?), and currently taking calls in a call center.
And there'll likely be another career change or two if I'm to believe the "statistics".