What was your first job? Delivering newspapers? Babysitting?
Over the weekend, a bunch of people started tweeting the list of their first seven jobs.
Like with any good hashtag, soon celebrities joined in on the trend. Turns out Stephen Colbert did a whole bunch of boring jobs long before he became host of The Late Show.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin gave us some serious career inspo when he noted he used to spend his time washing dishes before walking on the moon.
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon definitely paid his dues.
Model, Transparent actress, and trans activist Hari Nef showed us that sometimes those endless unpaid internships might just pay off.
Actress and feminist activist Mira Sorvino showed that sometimes you have to look around a little bit before figuring out your path.
YouTube star Dan Howell may have been half-joking with his list, but he turned that quadruple espresso into 6 million followers, so that's saying something.
There were also some critics — this is the internet, after all.
And some jokers (and some smokers, and some late-night tokers).
And then, of course, things got political.
But all in all, pretty inspiring, right? Is this the American dream everyone's always talking about?
Ema O'Connor is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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