5 jobs that I wanted to do when I was little.
Magazine journalist/editorial assistant.
This was through my early teen years when I would read the absolute gems of teen magazines like Mizz, Sugar and Shout, and wish that I was one of the editors.
I wanted to organise the features and put 'the nice writing with the nice pictures', as I wrote in a diary once.
I was put off this career in early high school, as I started to dislike my English lessons, and it was never my strongest subject. Part of me really regrets not pursuing this career... although I guess blogging is a nice compromise!
Yes, yep. This is me.
I trained and competed in Latin & Ballroom dancing for ~about~ 11 years and just like any other little girl that took dance lessons, I very much used to dream that it would become my career, one day.
However, I realised quite quickly that I hadn't started training early enough, and I wasn't the correct body shape either. Sadly, I had to give it up when I started my accountancy job as the hours were too long and I was missing too many training sessions. :(
Lol. This is a bit different to the others, isn't it? (Don't worry, they get even more random in a min!)
When I was younger, crime novels were my favourite kind of books to read. I used to love trying to figure out what happened before the book ended, and when I was even younger, I used to have those 'interactive' books. Those ones with little envelopes on the pages, which contained 'evidence' as the book went on, and you had to solve all of the clues before the end!
I also used to love solving puzzles, and I just really don't know what it was, but there was always something so interesting and fascinating about forensics, that always made me want to pursue it.
...too bad I hated science.
Ok so my ambition levels quite clearly fluctuated a lot, but when you 'play shop' every day with your Grandparents in the summer holidays, complete with a toy till and using Grandad's step-ladders as shelves, it was no surprise that I used to want to be a real life 'shop keeper' when I grew up.
As it turns out, I actually achieved this. I worked for Sainsbury's for a couple of years while I studied for my A-Levels, and I have to admit, it made my inner 7 year old self v happy.
I did warn you these were a bit of a random collection. I went on my first cruise with my family when I was about 12, and I'm not going to lie, I hated the idea. I was 100% convinced it was going to sink like the Titanic, and together with suffering from sea-sickness, it wasn't the best start.
However, by the end, I was hooked. There was just something about being at sea that I adored, and it started off my fascination with ships.
I wanted to know everything. I wanted to know how they worked and how they were manoeuvred. One of my favourite parts of any cruise is being out on deck and watching the ship pull away from the port.
I just find the ships so grand and beautiful and majestic, and I ended the holiday wanting to be a female Ship Master.
... that was until I realised you needed to be good at Geography and Physics, of which I hated both. Lol.
What did you used to want to be when you grew up?