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.