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Excluding odd jobs and "teenager" jobs, how many careers have you had in your life? What made them change?
Both me and my hubby grew up in lower middle class,blue collar families with parents who pushed all their kids to excel. All the kids in both families when on to be "highly compensated professionals", but in fact, even with scholarships and grants, we ALL had to work like dogs to get through school and then worked like dogs to pay off the loans from grad school (took Mr. and Mrs. Bignuf ten years to pay off our school loans). SO..we kind of had 3 careers each, but they were really "stepping stone" jobs to where we are now. We were always "on the ladder" to getting to where we finally got to. Thus, while we had three different "careers"....they were AIMED at the final one....and built up to it. (It took over 12 years of college and post college training for us BOTH...so we kind of had to keep our "eye on the final prize")