At a young age, Mariam wanted to be a sea-captain, but she had little interest in the less savory aspects of piracy.

(Of course, if she *were* preternaturally gifted and interested in such things, she probably wouldn't admit it.)

She later opted out of a promising and lucrative career in forging antiquities to focus on the chemical sciences.

This decision is regretted during *some* meetings.

It may be best not to bring it up.