I was doing research for a blog post I was asked to write on food when I came across a video that I couldn’t stop watching. The clip was from Michael Buble’s tour in 2010 and watching it reminded me of a time when I was young and believed in impossible dreams.
The world I grew up in wasn’t horrible but let’s just say it was more akin to The Wire than Hannah Montana. I spent most of my time outside of school, doing my homework, in the back alley of my parents billiard–there’s nothing like a desolate ally to make kids ask for more challenging math problems. Hollywood was a pipe dream, but one that I thought about incessantly. On some crazy level I was sure that one day I’d be hanging out with my friends on the set of Friends.
Of course once I got older, I came to my senses and stopped watching TV. The revolution on learning hadn’t yet been developed and a feasible route for me was to study medicine. Unlike most kids I actually did enjoy the sciences and loved learning