Subject: Weekend Assignment #77: When I Grow Up
"Based on a discussion I was having with my daughter, your short and sweet weekend assignment:
Weekend Assignment #77: What do you want to be when you grow up?
This can be answered one of two ways: You can answer by saying what you wanted to be when you were a kid, or, you can answer by saying what you still want to be, one day, one way or another. It's up to you.
Extra Credit: What did your parents want you to be when you grew up?
As a junior and senior in high school, when I signed up for Career Day, I would always go to the Air Force booth (thought I might like to be an aerial photographer), the Telephone Company (I did work as a long distance operator the first 4 years out of high school) and the local Hospital Nursing school's booths (yup, thought I wanted to be a nurse).
Well, I love to take pictures to this day but hate flying, I have worked in a hospital (health system) for over 23 years but I'm not a nurse...I have worked on the switchboard, the mail room, I was in the admitting department for 10 years, worked in medical records and now in the Customer Service dept.
But the best job of all was when I was a wife and a mom. Unfortunately, the wife part came to an end in 1982 but I'm still a mom and now a grand mom.
I think my dad would have liked me to work in the office at the Milwaukee Railroad where he worked as a telegrapher and a train dispatcher. And I know my mom would have liked me to follow her footsteps and become a registered nurse.