As a child, when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always said the same thing. I never said I don't know, or had to think about it even for a second. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I loved the ocean, & the things that lived in it. But the real reason I wanted to DIVE (pun intended) into this career path was because of Sea World! From the first time my parents took us to San Diego for a vacation, I was HOOKED (another funny)! My favorite parts were The Shamu Show, & the Dolphin Petting Pool. When I asked my parents, how does one become a dolphin/whale trainer they told me that I would have to study marine biology in school. So that is all it took. I knew what I was going to do for a living. Work at Sea World & be one of Shamu's trainer. I mean I would have settled for a dolphin trainer, or beluga whale trainer... but Shamu was the ultimate goal!
Fast forward 20 years later... So I'm not exactly a marine biologist! Okay, I didn't even finish college. I don't even live in San Diego! I live in L.A. and work in the entertainment industry. So it's more like working with Sharks, LOL!
I'm also a mom which brings me to the real reason I'm writing this post.
My husband & I are taking the kids next week to Sea World for the very first time. I CANNOT WAIT TO INTRODUCE THEM TO MY OLD FRIEND! I myself am thrilled to be going back for the first time, since I've been an adult. But the real joy will be seeing how my children like it. Watching them as they watch The Shamu Show, if they feel the same connection as I do with these amazing creatures. Seeing if any one of them catch the killer whale fever like I did so many years ago...
Maybe we'll hit the jackpot & be selected to Share Our SeaWorld Story & become VIPs. A mom can dream can't she???
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