I graduated from high school as valedictorian. I didn't start college right away, because I had my son the next fall.
I graduated with an A.S. degree for Legal Secretaries. I found out I didn't much care for law, and I never really worked more than a few months in an attorney's office.
After that I worked at a weight loss clinic. It was fun and I enjoyed the job, but I felt like life was passing me by being stuck in an office day in and day out.
Next I was a secretary at a funeral home. It was enjoyable, but I don't deal very well with death. I'm also not an outgoing person, and I found it hard to find the right words to comfort grieving families.
Then one day I saw an ad in the paper about court reporting school. I read it and knew it was for me. I enrolled the next week, and two years later I was a bona fide court reporter. I'm somewhere different nearly every day, so I don't feel like I'm in prison. (Although I do go there on occasion) It's the perfect job for me because I don't have to talk, only listen. It's really an introvert's dream job.