childhood ideas of adulthood

I don’t know what was going on with 9 year old me but at one point in that year I sat down and wrote out a life plan for myself in exhaustive detail, and let me tell you, it is deeply and mind-numbingly sensible. The two things I remember most clearly about being 5, on the other hand, are: 1. spinning around in circles regularly, as I was convinced that this was the skill most necessary to becoming an astronaut, and 2. spending quite a bit of energy explaining to my parents why it would be unreasonable to NOT keep a pony in our backyard.

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