At 14, I won a baby bottlenose dolphin in a contest, her name was Tina, she lived at an oceanarium.
At 34, I got my pilot's license, won an airplane and went on to become a flight instructor. I used that plane to fly scientists over the Pacific Northwest rainforests for the next 10 years.
My book was published in 2008, and I'm working on an expanded revised edition.
Margaret, age 54