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What do you want to be when you grow up?

At one point in their life everyone has been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you want to know what I said? Not a nurse. 

I didn’t exactly know what a nurse did back then but both my sisters wanted to be one. So I, being the one that never wanted to do what everyone else was doing, knew that I didn’t want to be one. 

At that time, I had been introduced to computers. This was the ’80s. I thought that I wanted to do something with them when I grew up. What? I had no idea.

Before this question was posed to us, I had wanted to be a teacher. During the summer while we were outside playing all I ever wanted to play was school and I wanted to be the teacher. Needless to say, no one wanted to play that game very much!

I enjoyed learning and I still do. For fun I would pick up a textbook and do the problems. I would read something and answer the questions in the back. In school, I felt we didn’t have enough homework!!

Well, somewhere I started seeing how teachers were treated. I saw how students behaved. I knew then that teaching may not be my calling.

So, the journey begins!


About shalisayw

30+ year old with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University with a love of learning but a lack of a career!

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