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:
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. 🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️
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? 🤔🤔
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I can sooo relate
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.
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.
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