As you can see from above, this is a WP daily prompt that I decided to respond to.
Going through childhood there were a few different things I wanted to be … but even at 5 years old, I wanted to be a teacher. By the time I was about 14 I wanted to be either a nuclear physist or a lawyer. At that point I was told I wasn’t clever enough and should set my sights lower.
I left school and went to secretarial college for a year. Working as a legal secretary was as close as I got to becoming a lawyer. When I did decide to challenge my upbringing and go to university I shocked a few people because there was no way on earth I was going to study law. I’d seen how many hours lawyers worked and decided that wasn’t for me.
So now … what do I do? I’m a teacher – specifically a college lecturer in the UK, teaching Human Resource Management. Talk about coming full circle. 😁
Its taken me quite a few years to get where my 5 year old me wanted to be, and through a rather circuitous route, but I finally made it. I dont know if this is what my 5 year old self thought what the job would be like – but right now – I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
What about you … what did your 5 year old self want to be?
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