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Friday, 11 September 2015

When I grow up




School
The home of favourite teachers and carefully planned lessons
The home of sticky little hands and classrooms that smell of play dough
The home of times tables, reading and spelling tests
No running, No shouting, No picking on the teacher's pet
School dinners with friendly dinner ladies coaxing you to eat your veg
Hopscotch, hula hoops and skipping ropes too
Watch out for the football coming towards your head!
Rinngggggg, saved by the bell
No running, No pushing, form an orderly line
A question is written, so clearly to see
When you grow, what do you want to be?

There were many a sunny afternoon when my friends and I would ask each other what we wanted to be when we were all grown up.  We asked in the playful, sing song tones that children use to create a sense of fun and it was entertaining as we shared different professions not quite knowing the intricate details of any of the roles.

One of my friends, no older than six at the time stated that she wanted to be a lawyer. Great ambition for such a little girl, a little girl who is now a grown up, fulfilling her dream career.

As I watch Lei pretending to be a teacher as she writes on her whiteboard, call out a register and put names on the 'happy or sad' face section of her board it brings me back to my nanny's kitchen. A kitchen where many was meal as prepared while I played contently with my toys; but on this day, I'd discovered a new way to keep entertained. I traced every picture from an A-Z book and for every animal or object I created a story. I never tired of doing that, I was happy....

 I wanted to be a writer

What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you following your dreams?




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  1. Awww lovely. I wanted to be a writer also. I've done the writing, now I just have to edit.

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    1. Brilliant, well done! Once it's written you can have fun with the editing :-) x

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  2. Cute post! :)

    When I was little I wanted to work in a zoo. Things have taken a different path for me over the years though, now I want to work in a museum! It's funny how dreams can change. As we grow and change, so do our dreams. And it's not necessarily a bad thing, either. :)

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    1. I agree, not at all as long as we're enjoying what we're doing :-) x

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  3. I never knew. That scared me because everyone knows, although it changes constantly, when they are young but I never did. I'm a mum of two, I work in retail and although I love it, I still don't know what I want to do.. Other than be a mum :)

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    1. Being a mum is very special and fulfilling :-) x

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  4. This was beautiful. Well done! I think that my career ambitions changed on a daily basis when I was a kid. One thing that blew my mind was that I could be president...I thought that only one person could have that job and his name was Abraham Lincoln. lol

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  5. I remembered when I wanted to be a writer too. I guess I ended up being one because on my Form 11 I wrote a book and now I'm a full-time fashion blogger.
    Good luck with your adventure! :D

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  6. When I was little I wanted to be so many things. An actress. A model. A flight attendant. I didn't become any of those. I didn't really know what I really wanted to do until my mid 20s. I'm on my way to becoming what I want to be.

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  7. I love this post, my daughter often plays schools too and she is always the head teacher! I wanted to be a writer too until fear stopped me from pursuing my passion. It's only recently I've come back to it x

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    1. Thank you and well done for going back to it. haha teachers seems to be the best game to play! :-) x

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  8. When i was younger i always wanted to be a teacher up until my move to highschool where i discovered and flourished in my love for business and english. Its so encouraging to see youve achieved your dream of writing!

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  9. What a lovely post! My mum recently told me I wanted to be a policewoman, photographer or teacher when I was little. But I remember drawing shoes on scraps of paper when I was in primary school. I'm now a fashion designer, so it all makes sense :) x

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  10. That's so lovely and amazing that you are fulfilling that dream! I had ideas of what I wanted to be and writing was included so I guess I'm doing a little bit of that now by blogging :)

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  11. Initially I wanted to be a princess, when I grew out of that I wanted to be an interior designer. I now work for the Police so not even close!

    Cat x

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  12. I wanted to work with horses, be a nurse or a vet, and even though I was child scribbler, I don't think I every thought that you could be writer for a living!

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  13. What a lovely post. I went through everything from teacher to marine biologist, but I remember reading a book and thinking "I want to be a journalist". I'm now a news editor so doing exactly what I wanted :)

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  14. I always wanted to work with children when I was younger. My passion continued and I am so blessed to be doing a job that is my dream

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  15. When I was younger I wanted to be an actress and then for a time a teacher but from the very start a writer was one of the occupations I was interested in venturing into.

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