I don't think I've ever had that defining moment - the moment where, all of a sudden, everything just clicks and you go "ah..."
I've always kinda fallen into things whilst stumbling about through life, wondering what it was all about and where it was all going. If one were to look at the chain of events that led me to meet Herself, for instance, there would be very little logical path to follow: no single choice, but a series of small steps (ones which it is worth mentioning i am very greatful i took).
I certainly never had such a moment when it comes to work anyway. If I were to nip back in time and tell my 10 year old self that I was not going to become a bus driver (bus driver's get lots of tea breaks) but would end up working in some hard-to-explain IT Support role he would probably blink at me before going back to playing on his latest video game.
When I left school I wanted to be a photographer: pretty much because it was the only thing that I had, at that point, shown much aptitude for - but it soon became clear that actually there was no career to be had in this and so I learned how to type and us a computer pretty much on the grounds that most jobs were seeming to need computer skills. From there I pretty much have gone where the wind would take me, taking extra experience and responsibilities as and when they were offered with no particular end game in mind.
Even now I flit from interest to interest, like a moth drawn towards a light bulb, trying to experience it all and never settling on a single one. I'm not sure that I could if I wanted to: creativity is a funny thing and it can bounce off in all sorts of wonderful directions, but sometimes I do wish that I could concentrate on something long enough to get good at it.
So I couldn't help but wonder the last time I went to the Dentist about those paths and the choices we all make and the little steps that define who we are.
And I couldn't help but ask - what was it? What was that defining moment? At what point in their lives did that person stop in the middle of the street with a little lightbulb over their head and think, "I know what I want to do every day for the rest of my life! Look at other people's teeth!"
Oh to have such clarity.