When I was 10 I wanted to be an actress (women were actresses then not actors). When I told my parents about this they discouraged me but I am not sure what their reasons were. When I told my grandmother she was appalled and made it sound like I wanted to be a prostitute.
Being the good little girl that I was, I tried to forget about my dream and in my teens I found some excuse not to join a theatre club that friends were setting up. I remember not wanting to disappoint my father.
Over the next few years I had several career interests – fashion designer, interior designer, international truck driver, photographer, civil engineer and architect. Eventually, after several random jobs, moving abroad and a University degree, I ended up with a job in a large global corporation which has no connection whatsoever with the creative career dreams of my childhood and teenage years.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?