when I grow up...

(this is a post orginally from March 2, 2008 on our family blog... but I am feeling very uncreative and thought I would recycle it!)

I have absolutely no idea why this came to mind, but I thought I'd post it and humor you a bit. When I was growing up, I wanted to be many things. (Believe it or not, missionary was NOT one of them! Hee Hee)

"When I grow up, I want to be..."

... "a Kentucky Fried Chicken Maker" (4 years old... it's true, ask my mom)

... "a children's book illustrator" (10 years old... I even sent in a bunch of drawings to a publishing company, but surprisingly they didn't buy my work)

... "an astronomer" (11 years old... I have no idea why I wanted to be an astronomer, but my dad even bought me a used telescope and star charts)

... "an archaeologist" (12 years old... I really have no idea why- but I remember being fascinated by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

... "an astronaut" (13 years old... I even went by myself to Huntsville, Alabama to attend Space Camp! I know, I know... what a nerd!)

... "a commercial airline pilot" (9th - 10th grade... I joined the Air Force ROTC because I was told the Air Force was the best way to become a pilot (I even wore the AF uniform to HIGH SCHOOL every Tuesday for 2 years)... but after my dad surprised me with a pseudo "flight lesson" at the local airport and I got so sick I almost puked right there in the cockpit mid-flight, I decided against the idea)

... "a veterinarian" (11th grade - freshman year of college... I even chose my school- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo- because it was such a good animal/agriculture school... but all that came to a tragic end after my second semester of chemistry when I realized that I didn't like school all that much and didn't want to be in it for another 8 years)

... "a nurse" (freshman year of college- right after deciding not to be a vet... but once I realized that my school didn't have a nursing program, I looked for other options.)

... "a nutritionist" (end of freshman year... NO, I'm totally serious. But this only lasted about 1 semester, long enough for me to take a nutrition class and remember that I don't like to eat healthy, exercise, or bleach blond my hair like the rest of my classmates... so I scrapped that idea)

... "a science teacher" (sophomore year of college - last May... sadly this was my last resort. But it turned out to be the right choice, at least for awhile.)

... "a mommy" (I have finally grown up to be just who I am supposed to be... a stay-at-home-mom-wife-missionary-disciple-of-Christ.)


~*Mistee*~ said...

I love this one! How cute! Especially the KFC maker! My hometown is Huntsville, just moved away maybe 2 months ago!! :0)

Do you remember the Space Camp movie they did?? IT was a real movie with real actors and I remember wanting to be an astronaunt after that, then the Challenger crashed and I was done! :0(

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lindsey said...

Dude! That was my favorite movie!

Lindsey said...

I remember loving that movie, too! I didn't really want to be an astronaut, though. I did want to be a veterinarian, an archeologist, a graphic designer, and a librarian. hehe When I started college, I almost began the degree I would need to be a history teacher. I finally chose a short degree in Medical Transcription and I really believe it was a God thing because now I can work at home and watch my baby, too. :-)

God bless, that was a great post! :-)

Andrea said...

I'll have to check with my mom, but I cannot recall if I ever had a career chosen. I am lost and still trying to figure it out. Right now I just want to be a good person. I want to yell at my family less, enjoy them more and recycle more. That's all I can aspire for at the moment.

Petula said...

That's a very good post and a peek into your world. It's funny because when I was very young I wanted to do a lot of different things then when I was around 10 years old I decided to be a writer. And, luckily (thankfully?) I have a gift for it and I am oh so happy when I'm doing it. I'm glad you found your calling.

The Farmer Files said...

funny how God leads us in a direction we wouldn't choose for ourselves, sometimes! I don't think I would have chosen SAHM, but now I couldn't imagine anything different!

Maggie said...

That's so funny... man, you changed your mind a lot! I think you picked the perfect job at the end!! =)

Restored 316 said...

This is so funny! I love the pilot one. I guess we really do have to "try" things out before we decide either way. LOL. I think you chose the best job for YOU! Being a mommy to little Anna!

The Young's said...

awe...that's awesome Lindsey! Wow....so neat to look back like that!

By the way...regarding your comment on my last post....I can imagine it would be hard with warm weather for it to feel like christmas. I pray that between now and then...that the Lord blesses you guys with creative ways to feel like the holidays while you're away from home!!! Thanks for your comment!!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

This was soooooo cute! thanks for sharing! I like Space Camp too!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

That is so cute :)

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