I’m an editor and a writer, so usually my daily excitement doesn’t stray too far beyond dealing with a dangling participle or fixing a dead link in a post. Still, there was definitely a time in my life when I craved a job that brought a hearty amount of adventure. I thought it would be so cool to be an archaeologist. I even practiced the archaeologist’s creedo:
Even though I told myself that I understood that a regular 9-5 for an archaeologist wouldn’t look anything like a typical day for Indiana Jones, I secretly hoped it would. I took an archaeology class in college, and sadly, I realized that the job simply didn’t have the excitement, Nazi-fighting, and Holy Grail snatching thrills that I hoped. So I decided archaeology was not for me. Indiana Jones, on the other hand, most definitely is always going to be something I’m obsessed with. To pay tribute to my favorite a-typical archaeologist, I’ve created this everyday cosplay look:
Did you ever want to be an archaeologist because of Indiana Jones? Did you ever pursue a career or education based on inspiration from a movie or TV? Let me know about it in the comments!