I came across the Blog-tember Challenge on Imogen’s Blog the other day, and whilst I don’t particularly want to participate in the challenge everyday, there were some really interesting post ideas on there that I thought I’d like to write.
When I was younger, my two main career choices were “artist” and “teacher”. Whilst I did eventually decide that being an artist was perhaps a little out of my league and I wasn’t actually that talented, I ended up basing my A-Level choices on what I would need to become a teacher. I don’t remember how far through my A-Levels I got before I decided I didn’t actually want to teach, but needless to say I suddenly found myself a little bit out of my depth.
My parents have both worked in education, and my mum still does, but I think the decision to go against teaching was perhaps a sudden realisation that it wasn’t the only career out there. It’s certainly more stable than what my degree is setting me up for now, but I don’t have any regrets so far about changing my mind.
So, what do I want to be when I grow up?
Honestly, I have absolutely no idea. I am doing a degree in contemporary media, which my Gran thinks means I want to be a journalist, many people think means I want to make films, and one man the other day asked me if I would like to be a newsreader. Whilst journalism and news-reading don’t particularly interest me, working in film would be nice but I know that it’s a very competitive industry and if I’m completely honest I’m not sure I have what it takes. However, my degree does pride itself on its versatility in the range of skills I’ll be taught, so I’m hoping I will spend these three years finding myself and what I’m good at.
As of this moment in time, when I grow up, I want to be happy. It’s cliché and doesn’t answer any of my career questions, but honestly when I grow up I want to marry and have kids and that’s about all I know right now.
What do you want to be when you grow up?