Question Of The Day: What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?



Today I’m thinking about how what we wanted to do as children can impact how we act and the career we go into as an adult.

It’s funny how most of us have acquired careers that are far from what we wished we could be as a child.  Take me for instance, when I was younger, I wanted to be a vicar and in my older years, I’m the furthest thing from a Vicar, but I loved the Vicar of Dibley so much that it influenced my career choice and I’m not the most devout person.

But that isn’t all I wanted to be, I remember the question being posed to me in school and we had to draw our dream jobs. Of course, I drew me on stage performing to the crowds. I wanted to be a Spice Girl – the sky was the limit. But never had it crossed my mind to be a writer.

And all of this got me wondering, what other people wanted to be when they were younger and if they now are in the role of their childhood dreams, or something completely different.



We continued this chat in the office. I was quite surprised to know that our Managing Editor wanted to design comics.

The sales director, Ellen obviously wanted to be famous – as famous as the Olson Twins, but when she was eight she realized she wanted to be a lawyer. And in her future years, she went on to study this in University but didn’t quite end up working for a law firm, but rather creating her own company Career Girl Daily.

What people wanted to be as a child really reveals things about them.

It got me thinking though, I want to know what you wanted to be when you were a kid. And what you grew up into.

How did what you wanted to be as a child influence your career choice as an adult? Or didn’t it? Maybe on some level, the things that interest us as children do come with us into adulthood.


I’m excited to hear what you wanted to be when you grew up – and what you grew up into. Share your stories with me in the comments, girls!



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