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My Top 3
NOW YOU (have to be real jobs - so not like 'A superhero' or 'A cat')
2. one of the Spice Girls
even before i saw Groundhog Day
3. Nothing else
lists being a "Rockstar"
where, when we were 16, we had to write the job we were aiming to get.
Mine was 'music journalist'. Ah, 1998 :''''(
ps when I was three I wanted to be an iguana.
Fireman (was passed by a fire engine as a young child and my mum told me to wave and they waved back, I was sold. Also, Fireman Sam).
Nick Park-style animator
Think I'm still a bit stuck on the last one, blended with freelance beer writer person / man of letters.
2. Volcano expert
2 - Han Solo
3 - Centre forward for Rangers
I wanted to work in internal communications for a credit card company and post on the internet a fair bit.
1.) A pilot.
2.) Captain of Chelsea FC.
3.) A paleontologist.
Too colour-blind for the first one, too shit at football for the second and I ended up studying archaeology in college, not paleontology so I didn't succeed really.
'a penguin' apparently.
Then it was Rock Star. Bit rockist of me, eh?
i really liked counting money and putting the coins in size order so i thought that would be the best job :(
I wouldn't be in it for the money (to an extent). I'd insist on a comfortable but not excessive salary of £10k per week at Man Utd, with an equivalent amount going to charity, even while my exalted team mates were earning up to 5x that amount (based on the salaries in football management simulations). Once I'd won everything repeatedly, I'd run down my contract and move for free to a (in those days) division 1 club, single-handedly dragging them up to the Premiership and then on to an incredible title win (refusing to celebrate my Old Trafford hat-trick, naturally). Then I'd return to United and retire a legend.
Hampered greatly by my parents refusing to let me join the local football team because they were "common" and insisting I play for the rugby team instead.
Quite seriously, for a scarily long time I thought this would be great. I was an extremely holy and quite pious child throughout primary school, with a very limited sense of humour, and I used to get infuriated with people who told me I'd grow out of this ambition.
that said, I was on the stage from a young age too, and always imagined that i'd do singing and/ or acting as my 'proper job'.
I do wonder if maybe we overdid the obsessive multiple watching on loop of the Sound of Music during my formative years.
but that was mainly because I thought going was mandatory, and hated how boring church was, so I thought it would be more interesting if I was the one doing stuff.
I was heavily indoctrinated by my primary school, which was run by nuns, across the road from the parish church where we went to mass several times a week (twice a day during lent and advent).
It's so unfair to do that to wee ones (I definitely knew my catechism before I knew my 4 times table). it used to drive my mum mad (she was a protestant and didn't get it or approve, but she had agreed with dad I'd be confirmed catholic and the only way to get your holy communion and confirmation was to go to eh catholic school, or risk the priest refusing (or making life so difficult that it was tantamount to refusal).
having said all that, they must have done something right for me to want to emulate their career choices for so long!
then to an all boys school full of old Irish 'brothers'.
Weirdest thing was transferring to a quaker school was what slowly opened my eyes.
Mum is still very devout catholic but at least she is accepting.
Love it :)
but I think it was as much about wanting to be able to smoke and say things like JESUS FUCKING CHRIST and wear make-up, as it was to have a sex life.
Although I'm sure there comes a tipping point in the lives of most normal teenage catholics where they realise that the the burning pits of hades sound like infinitely more fun that the pearly gates.
ah childhood dreams, why have you forsaken me?
now i know they were faking it
Bin Lorry driver
Ice Hockey player
Got closest to the third one, and kind of wish I'd pushed myself to see if I could have made it.
Always wanted to be paid to listen to music every day, but didn't think a job like that existed. Turns out it does, and I'm doing it.
There was no-one in the world who could tell me it wasn't going to happen.
i still do a little bit want to be a teacher sometimes, but having worked in education in an admin capacity, i'm also very aware of a great many reasons why i wouldn't want to be a teacher
after i wanted to be a teacher i wanted to be a palaeontologist or an archaeologist
______ which is really interesting, because a lot of girls want to be that nowadays and include elements of _____ into their lifestyles. So I love to see that. I think my appearance is influenced by _____ to a degree, especially a film about _____ and this will be more clearly evidenced in future. I guess I kind of embraced that side of me.
I also wanted to be a _____ and I still really love _____ , though I figured out a few tricks of how they do it in the interim. I suspect I also wanted to be a ____ as that's ongoing, but I didn't actively pursue it, it was always a part of my life.
Feel free to fill in the blanks with whatever takes your fancy.
You're a mixture of all those things creaky! :)
Cos of the Yorkie adverts, I think.
always thought the idea of sleeping in that little cab seemed pretty cool. Probably quite shit really.
but only of Looney Tunes cartoons. Then I found out they didn't make them any more. Then I found out that animation, on the whole, was a stressful, repetitive and low paid position with very little scope for creativity except for a few privileged positions at the very top of the industry, that was often farmed out to Korean animation firms anyway.