Manama Mama is hosting this week and so I need to extend my apologies for being REALLY late. I’m always late, I can only apologise.
So this week we are writing our top five of the things we wanted to do/ be when we grew up. I use past tense, assuming that I have already grown up, but actually I STILL don’t think I am doing what I wanted to do. Are any of us??
So, here it is.
1. A novelist.
I used to read The Garden Gang and was always amazed that the author, Jayne Fisher was only nine when she started to write the books. I always promised my mum I would do the same and sadly I never did. They say that there is a book inside everyone- well I think there are about 10,000 000 inside me! I always wanted to sit in a tower and write books. That’s why I opted for a Creative Writing degree. That’s why my mum used to find endless stories in my room and end up tearing her hair out in frustration when she discovered that I never finished them. Not one. I will one day, mum- I promise!
2. A journalist.
Again, another ambition I really want to fulfill. I actually got a place at journo school when I was 18 but I turned it down to work in a pub for £128 a week. Stupid, me? This is something I have been thinking about trying again just lately, just need to get some funds together/ someone to give me a gig…
3. A mum.
I’m proud to say, I achieved this one. It may not have been top of the list, but I think it is my favourite job of all.
That’s it. I’m cheating. There really was no other ambitions for me. But if I had to choose now…
I always kind of fancied it and I think I could rock one of Fiona Bruce’s lovely *ahem* jackets…
I’m not entirely sure what this involves, but I imagine it means you get to read a lot? I like reading.