I’ve never figured out the answer to that question but, bear with me while I ramble…
After getting a degree in Electrical Engineering I went to work for General Electric for 25 years or so. I picked up an MBA, clawed my way up to executive level and looked around. …nope, this isn’t what I want to do.
Next, I started a web business with a couple of other guys, MercedesShop.com, which became PeachParts. That kept me busy for another 11 years running a web forum, selling Mercedes parts, doing the webmaster thing and so forth. Somewhere along the way I built a 9,100 sq ft independent repair shop to service Mercedes vehicles. I sold both of those businesses after deciding it wasn’t what I wanted to do (when I grow up).
In 2007 I bought my first serious camera, a Nikon D200. That’s it in the picture (with a borrowed lens and tripod). The D200 quickly became a direct replacement for my Browning Auto-5 shotgun. When I was younger, I really enjoyed bird hunting. Mostly waterfowl and assorted game birds. What I found was that I could take a camera a lot more places than a gun. 😉 The early hours, stalking, enjoyment of nature and the outdoors is pretty much the same as hunting. Getting the shot is still getting the shot!
Bottom line, who cares what I do when I grow up? The destination is not as important as the journey. Enjoy the trip!