Let's take yesterday's question and spin it. Instead of something you never could have predicted, what's something about your life that you totally could have predicted?
I could have predicted I'd be a writer. I figured that out when I was 18. I had a college interview and really didn't have any idea what college was about or who I was supposed to be or what I wanted to do - except become a rockstar.
During the interview, I muttered one word answers. Gave blank stares. Prayed for it to end. I was shaking, so I death gripped the arms of the chair I sat in as the interviewer said, "So what would you like to major in?"
I was like "huh?" In high school, my only interests had been singing, parties and boys. It wasn't like I could major in one of them.
So I sat there, wide eyed. The interviewer said, "We really enjoyed your essay. It was very well written."
Miraculously, I put together a whole sentence and said, "Well, that's great, because I think I'd like to become a writer."
I figured I had a better shot at writing success than becoming a rock star. So they taught me to write and from there on out, I knew that was what I was going to do.
And you? What could you have predicted about your life?
4 years ago