#blogtober16 – Day 5 – What career did you have planned as a child?

As a child the world is your oyster. You could be whoever you want to be, you work hard and anything can happen. When I was younger I wanted to be a lot of things.


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?




  1. 5th October 2016 / 11:55 am

    I think we all thought we were going to be famous when we were kids. Definitely wouldn’t want it now I’m an adult! Good luck in what you decide to do now though – I’m sure you’ll smash it either way! #Blogtober16

  2. 5th October 2016 / 12:18 pm

    hehehe! Being rich and famous is a great goal in life.
    My brother and I used to pretend to be radio DJ’s too. It is so cringy!

  3. 5th October 2016 / 12:28 pm

    oh wonderful, I’m glad you achieved your dream, but sorry you didn’t get to be famous…there’s always x-factor 🙂

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