I Wanted To Be A Marine Biologist, Wishful Thinking Big Time

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  1. Marie Mallery

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    Since I was 15 and worked at The State Fair with 2 dolphins in 1965. I always loved the water so it would have been great if I wasn't lacking in the math dept. Although I did go up to the 4th year in college [which was good since I only went to 5th grade in school ] on a SAT entrance exam, it wasn't math that I excelled in.o_O.
    I always wanted to learn and have an education.
    Ater 3 kids I went back to school in Horticulture, which only lasted one semester having 3 toddlers, keeping babysitters was a problem. I had good grades considering it was mostly science.
    So it was back to waitress, bartending or factory for me.
    What did you want to be when you grew up?
     
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    A doctor or marine biologist ! A pipe dream it was. Did not do well in school. I was late bloomer in learning dept. But my mother pushed reading on me and that alone helped me survive. I was groomed for motherhood and being a wife, as they thought I was only smart enough for that I guess.
    However ironic, i excelled in working the back rooms of large brokerage firms, supported to 2 daughters on my own, in accounting type jobs, and had a wide variety of jobs over the years that I did enjoy.
     
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    You seem to be proud of yourself, and justifiably so, good for you Heidi. So your the lost kid on WallStreet,:cool:
     
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    :D
     
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    Oddly enough, I can remember being interested in nature and microscopy from the earliest years. I think it had something to do with this little microscope kit my parents got me. I thought it was cool to be able to see another world others could not. So, when I went to work, it turned out that I ended up doing a LOT of light and electron microscopy. When I left the labs and went to work with private industry, it still dealt with microscopy. So, I guess from the youngest age, I always wanted to play with microscopes.
     
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    Thomas at least you got to do what you wanted, that's great. I guess looking back I did too, it just wasn't my childhood dream.
     
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