#SaturdayThoughts: Free to be

Blogpost -Free to Be It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was furiously attacking my keyboard, engrossed in what I was documenting when one of my team members called out “Typist”. And I burst out laughing, immediately remembering a time in my life when I wanted to be a typist. Don’t laugh. I wanted to be someone who typed for a living.

I can remember feeling like a genius using Mavis Beacon (a game that involved a lot of typing).

With that memory came the list of all I’ve wanted to be since I was younger.

So, in no particular order, here it is:

A Model

From a buildup of events that happened, my self-esteem/confidence / body-loving took a dive and the dream died a natural painless death. Lol. I had to make the conscious decision to like my body again. And yes, if there’s fat-shaming, there’s thin-shaming too.

Now, I’m at that place where I’m comfortable with my body and I’m happy and might just dabble into being in front of a camera or being on a runaway. 🤭🤭🤞🏾🤞🏾


I wanted to be a lawyer because I wanted to solve arguments when close relatives were fighting. Thinking about it, I would have loved mediation and arbitration, solving conflicts and having my word be the final say. *bangs gavel* Court riseeeeee!!!! ✍🏾

A Petroleum Engineer

When a brother-in-law heard I wanted to be a lawyer, he took a knife, murdered the thought and then burnt it. I can’t remember the actual words but I know he suggested I be a petroleum engineer because that’s where the money is. “I want to be a petroleum engineer” did not stick for long. It did not just feel right.

This brother-in-law would later advise me to study economics when it became obvious, I wasn’t interested in Chemistry and Physics. (Biology remains the bestest!!!!)

I did not study either. 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

A Typist

Lol.I’m not sure how this came about. Maybe it was listening to a lot of ‘turn your passion’ into a money-making venture. And that was my passion – to type.

A Personal Assistant

This was a very recent thought that crossed my mind when I was at my last job. To help people organize their lives. It is still a thought that deserves exploration (& production).

What am I now?

An intern at a consulting company, in the Energy (petroleum, gas, and power) typing away …

Where am I going to?

Unsure of the future but it will surely be something that has all of the ‘careers’ listed above. I can’t wait to reference this post in a “Free to be Part 2” post.

Remember, as long as there’s breath anything can happen!!!

What was your childhood dream job(s)? I would like to know!

You can find my #SaturdayThoughts on Shooting your shot here and How I almost died here!

P.S: *sigh* I know how long it’s been since I updated this space. 💕💕

P.P.S: I can’t believe it’s the 11th month in 2019. Where has the year gone to? 🤔🤔

0 thoughts on “#SaturdayThoughts: Free to be”

  1. Oh I wanted to be a model, lawyer, and many more things too. Now I’m a business development consultant and a tax consultant. I want to be a lecturer, researcher , and still be a business development consultant.

    1. A model and a lawyer were part of the collection too?? Nice. We remain free to be all that we’ve been called to be. Looking forward to seeing your dreams play out.

  2. Micheal Olonade Ayodeji

    growing up, i wanted to be an accountant so bad until i got to know about actuarial science.
    I enjoy being mathy so i dived right in..Lol…Currently, i fantasize finishing all my exams in record time with plenty time (age wise) for me to be a fighter pilot and prolly much later join the United States Navy SEALs. Lol

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