Daily Prompt: Futures Past

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?

This is my first response to a Daily Prompt.

I’ve just read a piece by another blogger  writing for the prompt, “What did you want to be?”  The link is here, http://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/i-am-who-i-wanted-to-be/

It reminded me that although I didn’t have what others would call, “an unhappy childhood” there were things which happened often enough to make me sad. I remember pinning a piece of paper inside my wardrobe with notes to my future self on it, they were to remind me of things never to do. These I remember:

Never shout

Never give something then threaten to take it back again as a punishment

Never make promises then break them

Never have favourite kids

I don’t remember any ambitions to have a particular job so maybe these notes are an indication of the person I wanted to become.



Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Futures Past”

    1. Maybe it’s a more common feeling than we realize. Usually when people ask you how you see yourself in the future you feel obliged to think in terms of jobs. Thanks for commenting.

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