What about me?
I always wanted to be a mad scientist when I grew up, until I realized just how competitive that market can be.
Seriously, though, I did start out my life with an unhealthy fear and terror of all things public speaking. Shaky voice, sweaty palms, tunnel vision, the works.
Naturally, why wouldn't I end up doing voiceovers for a living?
Do the thing you're most afraid of, they said. It'll be great they said. Well, I'm kind of a good example of that. If I hadn't been coerced into taking on a role in my senior year high school play, none of this would have been possible.
Sure, I was afraid. I was petrified. But I survived. I even got a few chuckles from the audience, and not because I screwed up. I think.
Had to do a Valedictorian speech at the end of that same year. Didn't die.
Then, I actually volunteered for some theatre roles in college. Still didn't die. I even started admitting that it was kind of fun.
Fast forward almost 20 years, and oh my god I'm getting old...
I mean, here I am, doing something I never thought I would ever be doing willingly, let alone having a blast doing it. ;)