Stories

Occupations I have wanted through the years.

Elementary school: magazine feature writer, astronomer, wedding planner, fashion designer, father.

Middle school: astrophysicist, football player, golf course designer, novelist, fashion critic, father.

High school: bookstore owner, football coach, newspaper columnist, anthropologist, advertising copywriter, father.

University: political chief of staff, foreign correspondent, ambassador, academic, lobbyist, film critic, father.

Now: policy advisor, digital anthropologist, flâneur, writer of love letters, sidewalk dancer, hug provider, secret keeper, listening ear, shoulder to lean on, reason for your smile, spreader of joy and kindness, chronicler of the human condition, father.

(Inspired by Christine.)