Day 5 of Blogtober and todays topic is, What Career Did You Have Planned As A Child?. I went through a few career choices growing up.
My first career I remember was wanting to be an Air Hostess. I thought this would be a very glamorous job, travelling the world and smiling and helping passengers. When I realised it would not be as glamorous as I thought I changed my mind.
Next it was a Librarian, yes you read that right. I was into reading and loved it when we went to the library and they stamped the books. As you can tell I was very easily impressed.
Next was a Hairdresser. I used to love going to the hairdressers with my Mum, and the chat and fun they used to have. My Mum still has the same hairdresser now, and he actually talked me out of this as a career by telling me truthfully what it is like.
I then decided on Secretarial work, and I trained in Pitmans Secretarial and passed my typewriting and shorthand, and also passed Business Studies. My first job was administration and secretarial and I loved it, but still felt I was missing something. I moved to work in a Building Society, where I worked for many years, and loved it I did secretarial, obviously worked with figures and chatted to customers, it was the ideal job for me. I left for a few reasons some personal in my life and also because the job changed and I refused to do hard sell on customers for targets.
So yes in the end my childhood career, was what I went into on leaving school.
What was your childhood career, and did you follow your dream?