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#socialbloggers 102 // How you imagined your future

When I was just a little girl, I didn’t know what on earth I wanted to be. Well, apart from everything. I was as fickle…


imagining your future

When I was just a little girl, I didn’t know what on earth I wanted to be.

Well, apart from everything.

I was as fickle and obsessive then as I am now. I would want to be something so intensely, then as quickly as the obsession came, it would go. I wanted to be many things throughout my childhood. The typical things. Shopkeeper, nurse, work in a post office. Be a detective, a teacher, a bus driver! As I got older, I went through a stage where I really wanted to be an actress for a long time. I then went through a stage where I wanted to be a French teacher.

I delayed university by one year to decide what I wanted to do. During that year, I worked full time in a supermarket on checkouts and that made me decided that I really wanted to go to university to get out of retail. Ironically, I worked part time at this supermarket throughout university – transferring between my home store and one close to university throughout. I even took a career break when I lived in France for a year to teach English, so I still had a job when I came back. After university, the plan was to stay in Bradford for a year while my friends finished their studies, then we all moved to Leeds to find proper jobs. During that year, I had been put on the management progression program, given a placement and by the time we moved to Leeds, I was a manager. A manager in the supermarket that actually made me want to go to university so I could get out of retail. Funny that, huh?

Throughout my time there, I’ve worked in a variety of different branches in different roles.

So no, my life isn’t anything how I had imagined it.

I thought by now I’d own my own house. I’d maybe be in a long term relationship, even be married, or engaged at least. I thought I’d still be living in my home town of Doncaster. The only thing I really knew, that came into light when I was around 12 or 13, is that I’d be doing something on the Internet. It’s the one thing that has stayed with me. For the past 15 or so years, I’ve been involved in loads of different online communities, I’ve been creating things, I’ve owned many blogs always searched for some form of validation, community and friendship online.

I think if I was to go back in the future and give myself some advice. I’d tell myself to do something computer based at university. Web design or something within IT. I’d also tell myself to drink less, stop smokings sooner than I did and exercise more, haha.

How did you imagine your life?

imagining your future

Q1: When you were a kid, what plans did you have for your future?

Q2: How different your life is from the plans you had for your future as a kid?

Q3: If you could go back in time and tell your old-self a thing or two, what would you say?

Q4: How different your current self is from your 5-years-ago self?

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  1. My life is nothing like I thought it would be. I mean I still haven’t won the Lotto! lol. I also thought I would own a home by now, and be married.
    In some ways I feel i’ve aged so much but at the same time i’m still waiting to feel like a proper women!
    Im thirty next year so maybe I will be a little more grown up then and a set closer to my childhood achievements x

  2. when i was a little girl i have fancy about my future. but now i know i am not near that.

    jess x |

  3. When I was in High School I wanted to be an Air Force Pilot nope change my mind in college now I travel for business that is funny.

  4. We all had dreams and wanted many things. I remember the first thing I wanted to be was a teacher then doctor. When I was in high school, I wanted to be architect or interior designer, however people around me made me change my mind and I ended up being a mechanical engineer. I wish I had followed my dreams instead of letting people affect me. x

  5. As a kid (5-6) I loved playing as a cashier, so you can imagine my joy at the self check-out area. :)) Aww, I’m so sorry I missed this chat. 5 years ago I wasn’t living in UK, I had a completely different life. The only things that are the same are the husband and the dog.

  6. It’s strange thinking back what we wanted to do as a child isn’t it? I wanted to be an air stewardess and I actually got the offer but my parents objected so I gave it up. I also wanted to be a lawyer and my results were good to enrol but again, my parents said no so I ended up in the corporate world as a personal assistant. Never ever thought about marriage though but I always wanted to purchase a condo to which I did when I was 27. I guess at least one thing came true from my childhood.

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