Daily Prompt: The stage

When I was 10 I wanted to be an actress (women were actresses then not actors).  When I told my parents about this they discouraged me but I am not sure what their reasons were. When I told my grandmother she was appalled and made it sound like I wanted to be a prostitute.

Being the good little girl that I was, I tried to forget about my dream and in my teens I found some excuse not to join a theatre club that friends were setting up.  I remember not wanting to disappoint my father.

Over the next few years I had several career interests – fashion designer, interior designer, international truck driver, photographer, civil engineer and architect.  Eventually, after several random jobs, moving abroad and a University degree, I ended up with a job in a large global corporation which has no connection whatsoever with the creative career dreams of my childhood and teenage years.

Photography - indulging in one of my creative interests Photography – one of my creative interests
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When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?

8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: The stage

  1. Love this post to bits! It’s disheartening to read about parents or elders, who perceive young girls/actresses in the movie industry as prostitutes. As far as I care, there are still women out there with a decent attitude toward their work.

    I can relate with the narrator about finally being stuck with a career so different from her dream career. I’d dreamed of being an architect, but for certain reasons, am now working in a different field (chemist).

      • That’s is correct! Talent is needed too. I advised my cousin about this. I told her to pursue her heart’s desire as a Gospel artist because her passion and talent will be the boost when every other thing seems to go wrong.

  2. When I was a child, I do not remember what age, I wanted to be at various stages, a musician, an artist, and a journalist. As an adult, a pursued a different career path. But now, I’ve got a second chance. Writing a blog has put me back in touch with my creative side, if only parttime.

    Thanks for sharing this and making me relive my childhood 🙂

    • It’s great that you found a way of getting back in touch with your creative side through blogging. I’m happy that this brought back your own childhood memories, TImi 🙂

  3. In short, you’d made me visit my memory lanes. I even had different dreams but I think I’m on a parallel road waiting for a meeting juncture.

    I wanted to be a professional footballer or a football coach. Then writing was always a passion which I’m doing through my blog. I’ll dig through all the hidden passions.

  4. Pingback: Not there yet, but almost. | The Hempstead Man

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