My Big Ambition was to do Nothing
Question: When your friends said they wanted to be writers, what did you want to be instead? What did you think you could do?
Deborah Eisenberg: I didn’t think I could do anything and my big ambition was to do nothing. But, of course, the matter of supporting myself did intrude.
From an excellent and very funny interview with Deborah Eisenberg at The Days of Yore.
I share this big ambition at times.