(And maybe you’re still asking yourself that. And maybe you haven’t really grown up yet.)
As a 9-year old kid, did you think, “I wanna be a firefighter, a doctor, a teacher…or maybe…an instructional designer!”
I suspect that few of those who now practice the fine art and science of instructional design, started off early in life with that vision. In fact, many of us found our way here by accident.
At what point did it dawn on you that this was your calling, your passion, your profession? Or, at least, the way you would pay your bills?
Me? I wanted to be a writer or a teacher. I feel lucky that I now get to do both in one neat little package. I’ve shared my story before – my route to instructional design. Although my post is a few years old, the past hasn’t changed.
I’m interested to hear your story. Please share in the comments here or post on your blog and leave a link.
Photo: “Girl at Window” by Cammy Bean