Wednesday, 9 June 2010

To be, or not to be.....

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 ?

3 comments:

Fiona said...

After 4 years of business school and 15 years in the corporate world, I finally re-trained to become an English teacher (TESOL). It's what I always thought I would do - but the lure of fatter pay checks won over until my husband's job relocated to Germany and I needed to reinvent myself. Loved it - teaching to English to corporate clients. Not really the same call for that here in Canada which is why I turned my hand to crafts - never thought I would be doing this in a million years, but having fun.

佩璇 said...

you have a very successful business............................................................

Buy Design said...

Thanks Fiona, Nice to know a bit more about you. I guess there aren't many Germans wanting to learn English in Canada. An old colleague of my husband's went off to set up a language school in Europe, though we can't recall where.. but similar to you he had been in business and just wanted to teach.