I really wanted to be Cher when I grew up. Then as I got a little older and more mature I realized I could never be Cher. So I refined my plans and decided I’d be Cheryl Ladd instead.
In highschool I started to lean towards something in fashion. In university it was a lawyer. Then I started to lean towards acting. Acting turned into me becoming a television host, television hosting turned into writing, and hosting and writing finally morphed into me being a blogger.
If I had been smart I’d have just looked at my Grade 3 or 4 report card and see what my teachers comments were. Around that age is when we’re showing our true potential. What we actually like and have an aptitude for. Any later than that and we start to say we want to be be what we think we should be. Things we think make us successful. Lawyer, Plumber, Doctor, Fireman.
My teacher’s comments in grades 3 and 4 by the way? They said I was an entertainer. See? I could have saved the money on the Law School Prep book and put it towards something that would further my career as an entertainer. Like writing courses. Or a puppet theatre. Or clown nose.
So as it turns out when I wanted to be Cher when I was a kid, I wasn’t far off.
When you boil it down, I wanted to be an entertainer (albeit with long black hair and of native heritage wearing sparkly pants with a feather headdress) and I ended up being, an entertainer. Who sometimes wears a chicken on her head.
So now I’m wildly curious to ask you …
What did you want to be when you grew up? And what did you end up being?
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to hear the answers to one of my questions. This may be my best comment section yet.
Go! (and have a good weekend)