Today's prompt is "If a year from now you weren't in the profession you are currently in, what would you be in your wildest dreams?
I would be a marine biologist! I love whales and dolphins and all the other marine animals. I always feel at peace when I am near the ocean. This would be my dream job!
In college I took a biology class, but I skipped the lab days when we had to dissect animals. I couldn't bear to cut open an animal, even if it was dead. The biology teacher asked me to meet with him after class one day and I was sure that I was in trouble for skipping the lab. When we met, he asked me to consider becoming a biologist because I had a knack for the science. I told him that I would love to be a marine biologist, but I was unable to dissect the animals. He agreed that I would be unable to move on in the field if I was unable to do dissections. That was the end of that dream.
I wonder if it would be different now that they have computer simulations of the dissections. When my daughter couldn't dissect the frog, her teacher allowed her to do a simulation online. I learned a lot about frog dissection and the parts of the frog's body by doing it with her. I loved the fact no frogs were injured in my quest for knowledge. I wonder how today's technology would have changed yesterday's dream?