What was my childhood dream job?

Bloganuary Day 22

Today’s prompt: What was your dream job as a child?

I actually don’t remember. I do know it was an administrative type job but I can’t say I had a clear picture of it in mind. In my early teens, I knew it would be a corporate job. I used to picture myself in 80’s power suites with high heels and a briefcase. I pictured working in an office with awesome views of the town. I remember being able to see skycrapers nearby. By the time I finished high school I still wasn’t clear on what I would become. I studied food technology because it sounded interesting and it wasn’t offered at a tertiary institution in my home town.

Well, that diploma in Food Technology did get me into the corporate world. I don’t wear power suites but I do get to dress up smartly when I choose to and wear high heels. My briefcase has been swapped for a laptop backpack. Instead of awesome views of the city, I have awesome views of the sea. I’d say that I largely living my dream. Wouldn’t you?

What was your dream job? Are you living your dream now?

The view from my desk

Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

7 thoughts on “What was my childhood dream job?”

  1. Your dream come true is even better than you dreamed, huh? My first dream job (what I thought I wanted) was to be the 1st chair clarinetist in an all-girl orchestra that traveled the world. Why all girls? In those days (the 40’s), I never saw women in major symphonic orchestras, so I figured we should start our own! After that, my dream was to be a stewardess and travel the world. Hah! Even today I don’t think that could happen… don’t stewards have to be tall enough to help with the luggage in the overhead bins? I’m 5 foot nothing!! But, those were childhood dreams. My real dream job was teaching. I loved working with children from K-8 in the classroom. I applied my 3 years of studying Music Therapy every day with my students – using my accordion as the instrument. It’s like having a party on your back!! I still enjoy teaching whenever I get a chance today (one-on-one with my 4th grade friend, Hailey, or teaching Bible Study with my 6 to 8 senior ladies in our local nursing home. It’s such a privilege!

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    1. Yes, I think my dream did come true even better than I dreamed it in a lot of ways. I love all your dream jobs. You clearly had spunk from a very young age which is just awesome 🙂 I also wanted to travel the world as a stewardess and was also too short. Lucky for us though as we did end up doing the things we loved 🙂

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