I wanted to be an archaeologist. I had wanted to be one since I was in elementary school, and carried the dream up through high school. At that point I was called in to the high school guidance counselor's office and she asked what I wanted to go to college for. When I told her, she told me quite bluntly that only private schools have archaeology, and then told me that my family could never afford to send me and I had better pick something else. I did end up going to college and earned my English degree, which was my (distantly) second choice.