Thursday, February 08, 2007

Blog Fodder #10

This week's Blog Fodder topic is brought to you by Heather, who can be found over on Blog, Blah, Blah. This is a real toughie.....

If you could go back in time and choose your career, what would it be?

Before I begin, since this is our TENTH Blog Fodder (where has the time gone?), let’s see if we can break a record and get more people to participate this week. It’s up to you to spread the word. Go on [smiles sweetly] have a go.....

OK, my fodder:

Choose my career?
When I was at school I always intended to be a teacher, although I toyed with the religious life at about 15. I definitely wanted to be around children and impart information. I had ideas of being a primary school teacher and having an impact on young minds.

Then I failed my A-levels, which was a major stumbling block to my plans of University and then teacher training.

As I was also having trouble in school on the whole, I asked if I could leave. My mother, being a teacher herself, said I could only leave if I got a job, thinking that would put me off. So I toddled off to the local newsagents and bought the evening paper. I ringed an advert for a homehelp and went for an interview. A young mother, dad absent working a lot of the time and four kiddies under ten. I got the job and left school immediately.
So, I got my youngsters, and as I discovered nearly 20 years later, all my words of wisdom and manners drummed into the children were still plainly obvious in the newly grown adults - so I seem to have taught them too!

Five families later and I am still reading to children, teaching them colours, simple math, new words, skills and manners!

So - did I actually, in a roundabout way, get my dream job? Only thing is, I don't get paid for it.....and I didn't so much choose it as had it thrust upon me - much like greatness!



OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....Well, we get our "greatness" wherever we can! I think you did get your wish to do what you wanted even though you didn't get paid to do it. That is a wonderful sharing, my dear.
If I had to write this one it would just say there was never anything else I wanted to do except all the things I did do!

mar said...

Not every adult can get along with kids, I think you are very special, cq, being able to do that. I am back from my hols and catching up :)

Bob-kat said...

Some things are just menat to be whether paid or unpaid Hon :-)

Juggling Mother said...

I don't know if i could come up with a dream job. I've loved most of my jobs, from barmaid to manager. The few I haven't loved, I've left:-) I don't know that everyone has a "vocation" in them. For me, it's just about the right attitude & a bit of belief:-)

Fizzy said...

I studied and changed so that I could have my choosen career, however wehn as school I would not have choosen it. Now I love it

Moogie said...

Wow, you mush have that special touch. Being with children in that capacity is one tough job to be sure. I love this post. Thanks for participating. Min is up as well.