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Listography – When I grow up?

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!
1.Physiotherapist
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 Bristol 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 Norwich 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.
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!
2.Gymnast
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.
3.Receptionist
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.
5. Librarian
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.
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6 comments to Listography – When I grow up?

  • Beth

    Hey Kerry. You were a wonderful OT and education's gain was certainly health care's loss. I'm loving reading your blog- as a relatively new mummy it's great to hear about other people's experiences, especially seasoned professionals like you! Hope you're well and I'm looking forward to hearing more of your antics via the blog. Lots of love, Beth xx

  • Mummy and the Beastie

    I meant to reply to this last night but my phone won't let me post, grrr (you are not alone with challenging equipment, yes let's blame the equipment). So you were an OT and know all about the NHS! I am a nurse and still suffering. That's so funny that you are bendy, it reminded me of one New Years Eve when we went to a games party night and I was absolutely abysmal as the cereal box game, the first out in fact! very jealous, lol xx

  • multiplemummy

    Beth,

    Oh thank you for reading! I really do miss OT a lot actually. I think I would need to do a return to work course now and I would want a term time contract, and I think they are very hard to come by! Hope you well and enjoying Mummyhood! Lovely to hear fom you. x

    Mummy and the Beastie,
    The cereal box game comes out at every new year I think! The thing with being bendy is that is not something you can really put on your CV! xx

  • Mañana Mama

    Lovely list! Being a gymnast would be an awesome job (sadly I lack your dexterity, so I would never make the cut!) Thanks for taking part.
    ~M

  • Annette

    Isn't is amazing how what we want to changes… I also wanted to do Physio too! But I love the way life steers you toward what you eventually end up doing…
    I remember your freaky bendiness…. Am I right in thinking you could do this painful-looking twisty move with your wrists??!!!

  • Beth

    Hey Kerry. You were a wonderful OT and education's gain was certainly health care's loss. I'm loving reading your blog- as a relatively new mummy it's great to hear about other people's experiences, especially seasoned professionals like you! Hope you're well and I'm looking forward to hearing more of your antics via the blog. Lots of love, Beth xx

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