Did you ever have dreams as a kid to realise that, because of your families financial circumstances, you were doomed from the start? Do you ever wonder what you could have done in spite of that?
Did you want to be a doctor but couldn't get the o'level/gcse in a science let alone study at college to get to university to even get there?
Did you try with all of your might and the grit of your determination to pass an entrance exam to find out you failed by one point?
Did you want to be an electrician but was colour blind?
Did you want to be a pilot but didn't have 20/20 vision or perhaps suffered with air sickness?
Did you want to be a rower but was 6 inches too short to make the grade?
Did you want to be an actor but suffered from stage fright?
Was your family heritage an expected line of top serving, high ranking officers but you were more inclined to run off with the Russian ballet troupe?
Whatever you wanted to do but didn't, it doesn't matter. It's what you are now and indeed who you could still become.
For Ellie, being a dog whisperer is her dream job. It doesn't really exist but it could do, right? If only she would even go near a dog higher than a foot tall.
Or, perhaps, she could go and work at her favourite milkshake bar simply because she would get one free every day as a reward.
There is a career for everyone out there and if that means serving rabid pit bulls a frothy, chocolate milkshake, Ellie...... You go and do it, sweetheart.
Bitter, bitter sweet.