When was the last time you thought about what you wanted to become when you were a child. I always find it so interesting when I ask friends this question, because sometimes you really hear the most random things. Probably most of us are at the age that our child self imagined us to be this or that. I am wondering how many of us are actually what our child self wanted us to be?
My oldest wish that I can remember is that I wanted to be an archaeologist and more specifically, an egyptologist. Needless to say that I was so fascinated with the Pyramids and absolutely everybody knew. I even remember receiving books about Egypt for a few of my birthdays and I used to cherish and devour them. This for some reason sounds so wrong, but that is exactly what I used to do with the books.
It’s strange that I don’t even remember how this whole Egypt thing has started. I don’t remember seeing a cartoon or a movie first, but there is something that could have influenced me to go towards archaeology. Let me rephrase that: I know for sure that I wanted to be an archaeologist because of the Tomb Raider games.
We used to play them a lot: Dad and I. This was our favourite game. Then you still did not have means to cheat or research if you got stuck so I remember us using our brains a lot. Dad was the one actually playing, I was the extra mind….and the swimmer. That is the only thing I did better than him. Easy to say that for sure Lara Croft was the idol of my childhood.
At some point I even received a plastic hand gun so I would tie a few things to my hair for it to look longer and braided, and I would play around the house with my gun, searching highly valuable artifacts. What do you think, did I find anything? All of this happened at my Grandma’s so I did start finding “artifacts” later when I started being into fashion and I would go into her first, jewellery and then clothing collection.
Funny thing is that in my mind I was Lara Croft, but in reality I was going to ballet classes and I learned being more like a fragile swan, less like a gun-holding-Lara. After this, I remember wanting to be a few more things: a vet at our local zoo (in Targu Mures, which is gorgeous btw), a judge, a poet and writer (ahm! by this time I was around 15), a model…did I want to be anything else? Probably the first half of my life I wanted to be an archaeologist and the second half, except the few mishaps, I wanted to be a dancer.
How funny it is what our child self expectations are of ourselves and sometimes how far from the reality of today they are. Please do dare to share in the comments what you wanted to be when you were a child -I’m pretty sure we’d get some really interesting ones.
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