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My top five things I want to be when I grow up…

Written in response to Daily Prompt: Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star

When I was 10 and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer, without pause, would be ‘An actress and dancer’. I didn’t have a shadow of a doubt in my 10 year old mind that that was what and who I was going to be.

Now I’m 22 and the question’s still being asked. The wording’s changed slightly, it’s ‘what are you going to do when you graduate?’ or (more irritatingly) ‘so what are you going to do with that degree?’ but it’s still the same question, people are still desperate to know what I’m going to do when I grow up. Now when someone asks me I simply shrug and say ‘haven’t got that far yet’.

I was a busy 10 year old and I took part in plenty of dance and drama classes, who knows if I could have tried to make a career out of it (although I’m inclined to say no, I have a strong feeling I was devoid of any obvious talent). Still, my life took a different direction and now I’m studying for an American Studies degree and waiting for a flash of inspiration which will tell me what my new dream is.

With a lack of a clear career goal here’s five other things I hope to be when I’m a ‘grown up’:

1) Happy – Whatever I end up doing

2) Living somewhere other than Birmingham – Fingers crossed for London

3) Still in touch with the great friends I have now

4) Financially secure – not rich, just comfortable

5) Well educated and still learning

That’s all for now

x

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7 thoughts on “My top five things I want to be when I grow up…

  1. Amy, those are five fabulous things to be! I know you’ll find the place where you want to live — just keep an open mind. For a decade I wanted to live in San Francisco, but housing just costs too much. I eventually moved from Nashville to New Mexico, figuring that was a start in the right direction. However, I loved that strange new place — not San Francisco! Then, silly me, trying to be a good grown up and provide for my future [if belatedly] I left for a job in a major east coast city. Now I’ve been trying to return for three years! I’ll keep trying. I know you’ll find “your place” too.

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    • Thanks for reading and thanks for your thoughts! I’m making sure to keep an open mind about my future home, you never do know where life might take you. I hope you make it back to where you want to be in the end 🙂

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  6. hey–I have a friend in Birmingham 🙂 And she introduced me to IKEA! Finally got one here (Minnesota) a handful of years back and before that she was always “IKEA this” and “IKEA that” and I hadn’t a clue what she was talking about. Off to read your IKEA post now.

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