When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?
When I was ten I wanted to be like my father. A rancher except with one major difference. My father raises cattle and I wanted to have sheep. I used to make drawings of what my future ranch would be and what breeds of sheep I wanted. Along with the guard dogs I would get, how I would bottle feed the abandoned lambs, etc.. I had piles of future plans and maps for my ranch. Now I work as a Hall Director at a University. The only similar thing between this and ranching is that I herd people. It’s not the same as herding livestock but some days it feels the same. My retirement dream now is to retire to Missouri and have a small acreage. 80 acres with Katahdin Sheep, a few Great Pyrenees and cats.