She wanted me to be employable. I didn’t think beyond the immediate future I imagine I suppose I would’ve been thinking about the liberation that going away to university would bring and that life would be more exciting.
I started on the science path, I’d wanted to be a food scientist my English teacher pointed out I’d be better at humanities. She saw in me what I didn’t, at that time, see in myself.
It was assumed you would marry at some point.
Profession – Retired professor in educational policy. Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (Botany). Doctor of Philosophy in education policy.