What I wanted to be when I was a little girl.

I've been thinking a lot lately about what life and the journey I've been on, and taking baby steps to change the things that I'm not happy with. This morning I work up thinking about the three things i wanted to be when I was little girl. In no particular order, they were : foreign Correspondent/journalist, an archeologist and private detective.

Then I started to think about what I liked about the jobs. the first thing that came to my mind was that I would be working independently, but involved with others. Secondly, I would have times where I would be sitting reading and writing, but over half the time I would be physically moving around, checking things out. Third, it would involve traveling and meeting new people. I love puzzles and figuring out how things fit together to make a bigger picture. Plus I like working one on one with people, and showing them the ropes.

My current job ( that's over next June) involves the reading and writing part, plus the working independently and involved with others, but lacked training for the job, and I'm not moving around at all! I think that's why I love serving tables so much, I'm always moving, talking to people and I learn something new everyday!

Now I need to figure out how I can take the things I love and excel at and put them into a new job/career! ( I have a while to do this). Any thoughts, suggestions or what did you want to be when you were young?


paisley penguin said…
You seem to be where I am at in my career struggle/plan. I too wanted to be an archeologist. I am beginning my journey to figure out what I want so I don't have much help unfortunately.

Good luck to you!
JacqJolie said…
I think you're definitely going about it the right way.

A couple of things come to mind such as real estate agent or working at / owning one of those meal assembly places is something I've always thought would be cool. I've seen people start off small doing that.

A couple of books that I found valuable in figuring out a second (or third or fourth) career are:

Working Identity by Herminia Ibarra and
Pathfinder by Nicholas Lore

I'm forever grateful that accounting and tax is like a big sudoku puzzle to me. I wouldn't have figured that out when I was a kid. I just wanted to be a novelist and the CEO of a huge company. So I got to be a manager at a pretty big company and write crazy true stories on a blog. lol
The Witch said…
I changed my mind everyday when I was a little girl and as I grew older I really wanted to be a Police Officer because I was very physical fit and thought the discipline in training would be good for me. My dreams were ruined because I wasn't 5'6" for a woman back then.
I have been blessed with having so many different careers, and my Engineering Degree to boot.
All this helped me to land a dream job in the Aerospace Industry and I've never looked back.
its me, sam said…
Thanks for all the comments, and ideas. PP, doing costumes was a dream i had about 18 years ago, but with a small baby I didn't have the confidence to move to a big city on my own to do it. JacqJolie- my SIL wants me to sell real estate ( she grossed last month what I make in a year), but I like knowing I'll have a pension when i get old and grayer! The witch- your little province was very smart when the base closed! I love driving by the area and seeing the plane out front! I've thought about the RCMP but my vision is really bad!

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