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" Do I really want to push numbers for the rest of my life or should I expand my horizons and explore the hidden me that seems to be appearing out of nowhere? Originally published as a "My View" in The Buffalo News, March 30, 2003.When I Grow Up I have always had a difficult time with the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?
That evolved with a technology that we didn't even have when I was a kid.
As technological advancements were made at work, my knowledge of and interest in computers also advanced.
That's the best thrill of writing, to see the reactions triggered by my expressions.
Where would I be now if someone had guided me towards a literary career when I was young?
How could I help but develop a love for reading too?
Nothing could have prepared me, though, for my love of computers.
Add to that my newfound interest in photography, and my Canon 35mm was replaced by a Canon Powershot S30 3.2 mega pixel digital camera and all the software to boot.
So now, my hobbies are evolving and taking over a major portion of my life and it's making me re-evaluate my situation and go right back to that basic, age old question of, "What will I be when I grow up?
I know it's not necessary to decide on a specific degree tract freshman year but let's face facts; I'm 30 years old with two unhealthy parents that need my help, and a niece and nephew that have been taken from their parents and placed in my care - in other words, there's no time like the present to stop being wishy-washy about the future.
That being said, I've set my mind on two very different degree tracts that not only hold my interest but that the job market predicts an increase in employment for those fields over the next several years.