During my first two years of college, I studied engineering. I chose that because I was good at math and science in high school and because my dad was an engineer. However, after a few years I realized that engineer wasn't exactly my dream job.
So I took an aptitude test/survey and the results told me I'd be happiest if I were a:
* Graphic designer
* Bus driver
* TV broadcaster
I had no interest in being on TV and I like my vehicles to be a little sportier than a bus, but graphic design seemed intriguing. My older cousin was a graphic designer and he loved what he did. And I did enjoy the doodling and drawing part of engineering, so I gave it a shot.
Turns out graphic designer is the perfect career for me. I work in web design and the best part is learning about the diverse and interesting things I get to design for. Everything from healthcare to art to the military.
And I still get to use my "engineering brain" when I'm packing the trunk of the car for a trip, when I'm fixing something around the house and when I'm loading the dishwasher.
I really look forward to seeing what inspires our little one.