I really wanted to be a Scientist who Invented Things. Yes, the scientist bit was non-specific.
2. Did you follow through? If not, what happened?
Heh. Right, that's what I'm going to do. Invent Things. I think I got stuck by not having any ideas on what to invent, other than a flying car. And really, that died with Back to the Future 2.
3. Is your life turning out the way you thought it would when you were a kid? If not, is it better or worse?
This is totally not where I intended to be when I was little. I definitely didn't want to work in an office, and certainly didn't intend to be married. The marriage part makes me happy, but the office working I could do without. Some day I will work for myself. Dammit.
4. Paradoxes aside, if you could time-travel back to when you were 10 years old, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?
Learn to make friends. Wanting friends doesn't make you vulnerable, it makes you happy. Taking your own sweet time to figure this out will mean that you waste a lot of time feeling isolated when really every teenager is going through the same damned things.
5. Do you think the child you were, would like the adult you've become?
Nope. Little me was rather... judgemental about married people. Especially those who compromised. I think she might have been blinded by that.