When I was a little girl, my mom said, “You like animals so much, try to do something with them when you’re older. That way you’ll love going to work every day.”
My mom was right, although I don’t think what I ended up doing, is exactly what she had in mind. She didn’t tell me to travel the universe on my zebra, seeking out new and exotic beings, in order to make sure they were well cared for. She was also right about doing what you love. I love my work. It makes me happy, every single day.