Today I have a sore hooking finger...boo hoo.. I think I may have been overdoing the crochet recently. In amongst my growing collection of crochet and craft related books I saw an article about exercises you can do to relieve the effects of over indulgent crafting. I'm going to have to go and look for that and hope that I don't get distracted by any new projects I may come across along the way.
So while I am resting my dodgy digits I got to thinking about stuff. When I was about 10 years old there was a series on telly about a forensic scientist who solved crimes for the police. Kind of early CSI without all the high tech gizmos of today. For a long time I wanted to be forensic scientist, until I discovered I had no real affinity with science. Then I wanted to be lawyer. Again, I was inspired by a television programme. This time about a group of law students. Realising that I would need 5 A's in my highers soon changed my mind about that. I wanted to be journalist, but was too self conscious to let anyone read what I wrote. I wanted to study English at Uni but can't stand Shakespeare or Thomas Hardy, and some of the old poets just put me to sleep. I studied Publishing at Uni but then I ended up as a restaurant manager.
I don't think I ever considered being a crotcheting jewellery maker. And I know I never imagined having my own shop. I was talking to an old friend from school recently who I hadn't seen or spoken to for nearly 30 years ( ah facebook can be fun). He was rather surprised at how my life has turned out and suggested my job title should be ' artisan business owner'. I certainly never thought of that as a career choice !!!
So the question... if you would like to answer... is... What did you want to be ? Did you become what you wanted to be ? Or are you still waiting To Be ?