Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When I Grow Up

I have been a slack blogger of late - so was very excited to join Blogged, to give me a bit of motivation.

This week, it is all about what I wanted to be when I was little...

The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Nurse. My parents gave me a medical kit like this -
I still remember to this day - ALWAYS wanting to play Dr's and Nurses, and telling everyone I wanted to be a Nurse.
It is with great pride, that just the other week I gave Charlotte her own PINK medical kit - she is too lucky for words - but I love watching her making her babies better :)

Then one day, after years of wanting to be a Nurse, someone revealed something to me.... Doctors get paid more! So that was it, I was going to become a Doctor.
I went down this path - unfortunately not getting the marks out of high school, but started studying Science in anticipation of it leading to a career in a medical profession.

Life got in the way a bit - well of course it did when there were clubs to be partied at, shopping to be done and money to be earnt. Studying took a back seat and so did my Dr dream. Especially when I realised being a Dr was 12 years of study, and straight Science just wasn't doing it for me.

Somehow, I ended up a Call Centre Team Leader, then a Travel Agent - which I still technically am today, when not being a Domestic Engineer!

Ironically, I have been getting itchy career feet lately, and am at a stage when I feel I need to become "something" again... and guess what that something is...

Yes... A NURSE! Specifically a Midwife - so watch this space, I have been researching Uni Degrees, and am starting to get excited!!
I think it goes to say a lot for what you want to be when you grow up, sometimes we should listen to our 5 year old self...


  1. I think you'd make a fabulous midwife Shell!

  2. Good luck with your future studies Shell!

  3. Good onya Shell - if you become a midwife I'll deliberately put off having a third kid until you're qualified, LOL!

    My 5-year-old self wanted to be a checkout chick.... been there, done that! ;-)


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