When I was 8 I wanted to be rich and famous. I wanted lots of money and big house and my own chef. I had no idea how I would become famous, but I knew that’s what I wanted. My big sister and I used to pretend to be radio Djs and would often make our talk show up and record them to tape. It is totally a cringe moment now, but looking back I loved spending that time with my sister.
Work with children
From the age of 12 I wanted to work with children. My eldest sister had not long given birth to my nephew.I thought it was great being an Aunty and I spent so much time round their house. My sister and I became close and to this day she is one of my closest friends. I think this was the first building block to working with children.
At school when it was time to choose our GCSE’s I specifically chose Health and Social care as it had elements of childcare.
After GCSE’s I went to college to study childcare I loved every minute. I started working in nurseries from 17 after college. Working with children was one of the best jobs I had. I loved writing observations and planning activities. I have been out of nurseries now for a few years and I do miss it. So much has changed though.
I am so fortunate to achieve what I wanted. Although now I have different prospects on what I want to be. I am flittering between training to be a Health Visitor or Midwife.
What career did you want to do when you were younger?