by S. Ali
Picture this day. The first day of school at your very first school. You have on brand new everything. You’re smiling, happy, slightly nervous but your mom and/or dad is right there. Then you walk inside those big doors full of even bigger dreams. Your first teacher then asks the magic question: “What do you want to be when you grow up??”
No other single question in our collective consciousness is as ethereal, emotive, palpable and utterly terrifying as this one. The range of emotions you feel today is almost exclusively based on whether you have attempted any what you thought of that day. Terror if you haven’t. Giddiness at the possibility of what’s to come. Or anxiety because you’re still working and not quite where you want.