What were you going to grow up to be? Have you become any of those things? Why or why not?
A movie star? A singer? A dancer? A Teacher? A Photographer? A Mother? A Father?
Rich and famous? A writer? A Doctor? Professional Landscaper?
I have always wanted to be a teacher...when things got tough with my ex and he refused to work, I was able to go back to school and fulfill that dream...I still love my job as much today as I did on my first day so many years ago...maybe even more so!
the best damn teacher in the world! Finally became one at 44 years old! Have been teaching college now for 12 years...and it is not a "job" it is my passion!
I always wanted to be the most wealthy man to ever live when I was 11. I also wanted to be a space scientist at one point too when I was around 12. I've had lots of changes as a child as we all do. But at 19 I have over 15 qualifications and may hopefully get into Oxford to study philosophy or science, I think I'm doing okay so far!
Oh, I wanted to be a cowgirl like Annie Oakley. Then a nurse, a teacher and a writer. One of my sunday school teachers taught was a special education teacher and took me under her wing and became a really good friend to the point that I really wanted to be like her. So I majored in education took all the required courses, etc and did my student teaching and then first year in a charity hospital with terminally ill children. I never knew if I would find all the children when I returned or not....I became an emotional wreck
I turned to a fairly new program "Head Start"..... I love this I was able to do everything from teach to social work to helping families fine the services they needed. My young husband had a heart attack and passed away during this period and for a short time I supplemented my income by writing. A short time later I moved from Louisiana to Texas and my career in non-profit management began....I never looked back. It was a great fit.
I wanted to be a zoo-keeper. I did work at Chester Zoo for one summer, on the admissions gate taking the money from visitors.
But no I didn't make it to be a real zoo-keeper. Being guided to a "proper" apprenticeship at school meant aiming to be an electrician, leaving school at the very time the 1970's recession hit Britain meant no apprenticeships were available and so I went into retail, in the family stores.
So no I didn't make my desired career. But the life I got was still a good one.
I wanted to be a commercial pilot, but I have bad vision, so bummer...
My growth environment was a mess, I had no idea what to look forward to. I experienced a wake up call when the economy took a dive in the mid 1970's. I had to enrole in a community college, via military veteran fund, to maintain the family needs; my wife had a full time job, but earnings were small.
The college environment made me aware of many possibilities to live a fruitful life; I had trouble choosing what to persue and whats best for me and the family. I graduated with an AA degree and continued in a university for a bachelors, but withdrew short of a third full year in the interest of my family: two 4 year olds and a wife who struggled to keep the family in sync.
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