Today I wasn’t sure what to write about but then I read Lisa on Women Wielding Words post on the confusing questions in life, link below: http://lkramer14.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/face-it-life-is-confusing/
One of the questions on there is ‘What do you want to be when you grow up’? I still ask myself this question today and I think it’s so funny to look back and think about what you wanted to be when you were younger and what you are now.
Here are some of the jobs I wanted to have when I was younger and why I am not doing them now:
1. A vet – vetoed when I talked to a local vet and found out how many qualifications you needed to do mostly based in science, which was my worst subject. Still love animals though!
2. A lawyer – vetoed because other ambitions took over and I studied sociology instead. I was wary of the work involved and I guessed ti wouldn’t be as glamourous as it looks on TV. Wouldn’t mind marrying a rich one though 🙂
3. Fashion designer – I went through a stage of trying to draw designs and liked the idea of being a style queen. I can’t draw though and I’m not very practical so sketching and dressmaking would be out. I still love fashion though but I’ll stick to buying not making it I think.
4. Rock star – probably most kids have the dream of standing on stage and belting out a hit to screaming fans who shout it right back to you. I love music and I find it so frustrating that I have zero musical talent myself – I can’t sing and I can’t play an instrument sigh. So this dream will never come true 😦
I wonder how many people out there actually do what they dreamed of when they were younger and if it’s all what they imagine it would be. So many of us seem to fall into a path somehow thanks to life’s little twist and turns. I’ve ended up in HR but one dream has stuck with me since I was young – the dream fo writing. I’m hoping this is one that one day will come true 🙂
So how about you – what did you want to be when you were younger and why did it not work out?