Monday, July 21, 2008

FUN MONDAY-- CAREER'S PAST AND ?

Fun topic--What did we want to be when we grew up and if we could be trained and placed in any career tomorrow, what would it be.

From the age of 6-11 all I wanted to be was a Movie Star. Forget that I had No Talent, and lent a whole new meaning to the word Average Looking--- I wanted to be:

First----Jane Russell--O.K., O.K., even I knew I was reaching a bit high for that one.


And Second-- Betty Hutton-- If a circus had come to town when The Greatest Show On Earth was playing I would have been history----


Now lets get real-- I didn't realize what I would have been good at until I was about 40, so college would have been wasted. I probably would have got a degree in teaching and hated it. It was then I realized I could have made a good book editor. English was not my strong suit but I could have studied harder. People have also told me I would have made a good writer but talent helps in that department and I don't think I have what it takes. As it was I worked small part-time jobs after all of our children were in school and I was the Berry Fairy for 20 years-- don't ask, you really don't want to know and I haven't thought about it for 8 years. I also worked in a large independent book store for about 10 years and loved it.
My job for the last 8 years has been trying to make retirement as much fun as possible, take care of hubby, love our children and adore our grandchildren.
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14 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Cute, cute....
Love how you dreamed of those 'big star celebs'...I think we all did at one time or another.

My FM is quite similar...well, the part of being a mom and stuff!

Hope you can stop by sometime today for a visit, my Fun Monday is posted.

Robocop said...

Ah, retirement is the ultimate dream job. Enjoy!

Molly said...

Movie stars...let me see. Perhaps, I would have been Jane Powell or Esther Williams, the swimming sensation. Is retirement all about making retirement as much fun as possible, taking care of hubby, loving your children, and adoring your grandchildren? Maybe I should take a closer look.

A Slice of Life said...

But I *DO* want to know what the Berry Fairy is!!!

iPost said...

Hooray for retirement! I think taking care of hubby is the most difficult job of all!

Faye said...

Love your retirement plans--isn't it great to have the option of deciding on a day to day basis what you will--and will not--do? And forget the movie star thing--I suspect their happiness is fleeting.

Jan said...

Yes,retirement is the best. Now, we can do what we want.

Alison said...

working in a book store would be a lot of fun...I love to read. what is a berry fairy?? I am dying to know.

ChrisB said...

All those old stars had real glamour or am I really showing my age!

Your job for the last 8yrs sound the best of jobs

Debs said...

Oh I love the pics of the Stars. :) I would love to look like Jane Russell for a day. :D

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Your retirement truly sounds like a dream come true! :)

Granny Sue said...

My past jobs have been so varied! Rural mail carrier, subsistence farmer, security guard, tobacco farmer, substitute teacher, dogtrack betting clerk...and finally, oddly, a librarian. Go figure.

Future career? Retired! Can't get any better than that.

PAT said...

Wonderful post!! Sounds a bit like me!

Pat

mamarehema said...

I want your last job, now!