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When I Grow Up

 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:

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?

Vix x


24 thoughts on “When I Grow Up”

  1. Ever since I was 5 I wanted to be an FBI agent like my grandpa. I never really wavered from that dream (though there was a brief time when I also wanted to be an astronaut)and I’m currently going to college majoring in criminology and still have every intention of fulfilling my dream! 🙂

  2. Honestly, I have achieved many of my dreams, even if they didn’t take the exact form of my dream. But now, I need a new dream. I too, am hoping writing plays a greater role. At the same time, I’m not sure what my dream really is.

  3. I can totally relate to not doing anything (professionally) that I dreamed about. I had similar dreams to yours: Vet, Lawyer, FBI Agent, Journalist, Writer etc…and am not doing accounting–although I didn’t even study accounting in college!! LOL I think the goal as adults is simply to find a job you can enjoy and that can support you and then mix the rest in via hobby. IE volunteering at an animal shelter, blogging, etc.

  4. I wanted to be a rock star too! The most random thing was that I wanted to be an Olympic diver. There was no reason for this at all, and I never dove or even swam competitively lol.

  5. I always kept changing my mind on what to become… At one point I think I wanted to become a scientist (without really knowing what that meant), which is kind of close to what I am today I guess (a mechanical engineer).
    Still figuring out a lot of stuff though.
    Great you have stuck with one of your dreams, dreams are so important! 🙂

  6. I always dreamed of becoming a weather girl for CNN. And I have no idea why I didn’t pursue that dream – I really regret it every time I watch the news and think…that could have been me!!

  7. Hey Vix, nice post.
    I was thinking of blogging about this exact same topic soon…coincidence or what!
    Anyway, I think you are a good writer, don’t give up Vix 🙂

  8. This was a great post — I wanted to be all those things as well. I vetoed vet because of the blood I would invariably have to deal with. I’m not necessarily going after what I wanted to when I was a kid, but I am every bit as passionate about journalism as a little kid with hopes and dreams. I can’t wait for the future! 🙂

    Also — thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours!


  9. I wanted to be a vet too but when I was younger I realized that I was scared of needles. I am not now but I don’t want to be a vet now.

    Then I wanted to be an artist but after my As level, I realized I wasn’t that talented and needed to be reading and writing or I would go insane. This also quenched my desire to be an art therapist because you need a degree in art to do that.

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