Thursday, September 15, 2005

John's Weekends Assignment #77: When I Grow Up

Subject: Weekend Assignment #77: When I Grow Up
Author: johnmscalzi
"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.


cyndygee said...

Perhaps you DIDN'T become a registered nurse, but you've NEVER been far from the "action".  When I say "action" . . . .  I mean far from those who save lives daily.  You have been there supporting them in the MOST important work there is!Is there ANY higher goal?  Congrats!

jeadie05 said...

Dear Linda ,Ive just come in from work can you put me on hold on this one ,You see Ive used up todays quota of brain cells,Jan xx

monponsett said...

That whole married-in-the-1980s thing was overrated anyhow...