Match the Blogger with the childhood fantasy. Can you figure out which Blogger had what dream? No cheating ...
I'll post the correct answers AND the winner (most correct guesses) Monday!
8) Auntie M
10) Minnesota Matron
15) Jen on the Edge
A) I wanted to be a writer from the third grade on...but sometimes it took the form of "advertising copywriter," or "movie synopsis writer." Those dreams didn't persist. I also NEVER envisioned myself as married with children or living so far from my beloved midwest. Although I imagined myself as always a city dweller. And so I thought I'd stay in
B) I wanted to be something between Mary and Rhoda. Writing or anything creative and with a style that was either chic and professional or quirky and artistic, it didn't matter, just as long as I was independent and living in a city in a great apartment (yes, I thought a 60's harvest gold studio apartment was great).
C) I would be a Famous Writer for magazines, books, etc. I never imagined children.
D) Having a great family was my dream. I think I wanted everything different from the way it was in the family I grew up in. I always thought I would be a writer also, probaby a journalist. Now that I'm finishing my teaching credential I can totally see myself submitting articles for educational journals.
E) Grow organic food, live off the grid and raise my own wool.
F) I eschewed smoking and wearing black when I gave up on being a theatre major.
G) I was going to be a large animal veterinarian, never get married and never, ever, ever have kids.
H) I dreamed of being Mom to 3 kids and a piano teacher.
I) At 10 I wanted to be a prima ballerina. At 14 I wanted to marry Simon Le Bon
At 16 I wanted to be a designer At 28 I wanted to have babies At 30 I wanted to marry Robbie Williams At 35 I wanted to join the circus..(Giffords)
At 39 I want to grow old disgracefully!
J) I wanted to live in the mountains with the gorillas like Dian Fossey.
K) A national news anchor. And I never planned on having kids.
L) I always wanted to be a mom.
M) A corporate raider.I figured I would work long enough to receive a coupl of golden parachutes before abandoning the work-a-day world to travel.
I intended to prove that I could "have it all" by having my children created in test tubes and carried by surrogates--- all without any male inclusion beyond my selection from a donation center. An entourage of nannies, a personal chef, and a personal assistant would keep my household running beautifully no matter where we chose to live that week.
N) A spy, a rock star, a vet, a lawyer, a designer, and an architect. Marriage was not on the cards, but I might have a kid who would travel the world with me as an accomplice spy/rockstar.
O) I was always going to have three kids and I was definitely going to be the next Julie Andrews. I could sing and did dance but the fact that i never grew over 5'2" had something to do with that. If I couldn't be Julie, than I would either be a Great Writer or the Head Librarian at the Bodleian in
P) I wanted to go back in time and live like Laura Ingalls Wilder. Then, I got smitten with our paperboy and had a notion to marry him and start a mass-production company of some sort. He never spoke to me (I was nine) and my business plan never went into action.
Q) For some reason, when I was growing up, and even all the way through high school, it never occurred to me to think about a husband and children. I had NO IDEA what I wanted to be. For that matter, I'm still not sure.