This week is being hosted by Manana Mama and her brilliant them of the week is: Things I want to be when I grow up!
Sometimes I find it hard to think that I am a grown up. I look around at all that I have and my three beautiful children and think, they can’t possibly be mine. When I hear of friends I went to school with who are pregnant, I automatically think, oh that’s young!
Also, there is a 10 year age gap between my Husband and myself, and we met when I was 18, so I have become so used to being the young one. However there comes a point when age doesn’t matter anymore and no one even thinks about it.
I am 28 and it is normal to be married and have a home and it is the time of babies! I must except that I am not Peter Pan and that we are all grown up!
So reminiscing on what I wanted to be when I was a girl!
This was my dream from 13 years old! Not sports physio, honestly, anything remotely athletic is not a strong point!
I worked so hard, burnt myself out at GCSE, got a University place at
and then messed up my A levels and didn’t get the grades to get in. I was totally gutted! In the end I took a gap year and trained at Bristol
to be an Occupational Therapist. I worked at The Royal London for a year in Acute Mental Health and Amputees and Surgery and was there when the 7/7 bombing when off, it was horrific. Sadly, we ended up with a lot of amputee patients requiring rehab. Norwich
However teaching was still calling me (it had nothing to do with the fact that husband had six weeks off and I was green with envy!!) And so I retrained!
Not to boast, but I am quite bendy! One of my many useless secret weapons. I can win a game of the cereal box (where you rip layers off and have to pick it up with your teeth only) hands down! Anyway I think I would have had some potential to be a gymnast but I also went to Ballet and was not allowed to do both.
At primary school in year six we used to get picked to be ‘runners.’ This was when two pupils were picked to sit outside the secretary’s office and run errands for them for the day! Everyone hoped they would get selected and I loved it if the Secretary’s were out and we had to answer the phone and take messages. I don’t think this would happen now!
4. Children’s book author
I have an obsession with children’s books! I collect them and just love them. If I could, even now, I would love to be a good enough writer to write a children’s book.
I really just wanted to use their scanner and stamping date thing! As a child I thought that was really cool. It was what a grown up did!
So there it is…quite boring really, nothing overly ambitious or wild! I am what you call a slogger, anything I do requires a deal of effort – even passing my driving test (erm…six times!) but I do get there in the end and I am always passionate about everything I do. You will always get passion and commitment from me.