I do not remember ever saying doctor, teacher, pilot, nurse or any of the other cool professions kids always wanted. I was the kid who said a different profession every time. Here are a few i remember.
The weather woman on CNN.
I was around 9 or so when i wanted to do this. I was so sure it was my destiny i even practced in the mirror and a to fake audience(my family)..I liked how the screens in the background would change the locations while the host told us about the weather..
An actor on generations
Do you remember Noah, Kahaya's brother? In my dreams i would play Noah's on screen flame, the chemistry would be too much it would have to be continued off set. We would fall in love and live happily ever after. Needless to say it didnt happen and my acting career died a sad death. That phase though explains my thing for bald headed men with a beard, think Djmon Honsou, Edris Elba...these are adult versions of Noah.
A international model
If youve met me then you know there is no chance in hell this was going to happen, I am only 57 and have a hint of a fat gene and dont quite have the X factor. To the adolescent hyped16 year old me however those are only minor challenges to overcome. I did some modelling locally (sob sob) untill i decided to give up and let the Aleks of this world rule. I am now happy model scouting and have such an eye for a good model i wonder why i didnt use the skills on myself and saved myself the heartache. PS: The models on fashion TV with their world sized gawky eyes and bad eastern European accents annoy me, they are living my life. Backstage at Valentino.."tonight we fly to paris and then back to milan and then tokyo.....bla bla bla
I don't quite remember where this came from but i wanted to be that lady with the glasses who you told about your problems only for her to always say "and how does that make you feel??". I did go on to study psychology for my undergrad but did not major in the field. My friends say i am a good listener so im kinda still shrinking part time.
A Wedding planner
This one was more recent and i actually had one big client. This stupid client decided to postpone and later cancel his wedding and with it burst my bubble. Its four months to my own wedding and i have ot done a thing. I guess i was never going to be good at this one huh
I currently work as a magazine editor and working on something for TV. IN the past i have worked as a social worker in an IDP camp, an HIV counselor at a clinic, a youth projects coordinator and like a thousand other things. Im interested in so many things im not sure i can narrow it down to a few.
What were your career dreams growing up and now, do share