While growing up, I envisioned myself doing a great many things as an adult. At times, I wanted to be a paleontologist, a meteorologist, a stand-up comedian, an Air Force pilot and probably many other things. It wasn't until high school that I seriously began considering newspapers as a career.
One thing I definitely did not envision myself doing was debating relativistic physics via text message with an Australian while waiting (on deadline!) to copy edit a story about the political slapfights emerging over the suddenly rising price of soybeans in Indonesia. It's weird how these things work out sometimes.