Veterinary Illustration Career Path aka Tales From the Cryptorchid
Doctor, superhero and career path… oh my…
Halloween always brings out the nostalgia of childhood for me. It represents time in your life when imagination is not hemmed in by a particular career path. You could dream BIG and put yourself into any possible role – a doctor, a nurse, a firefighter, a superhero – anything was possible, you simply had to BELIEVE. As a child, those dreams felt as real as the costume I decked myself out in to bravely face the dark and seek my sugary treasures.
Fast forward several years and take a look at what has changed. Most of those childhood dreams have been abandoned for more practical things. The costumes donned to project me out into the world are long gone, but not forgotten. They make me think of that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. Every kid is asked this question numerous times during their childhood. Gradually answers changed over the years, as I realized that I would never become some of those things I aspired to be. Yet, some of those answers persevered into adulthood, and I set and achieved goals to reach them as I matured.