100 Things to be When You Grow Up by National Geographic Kids

100 Things to be When You Grow Up
by National Geographic Kids

If I had read 100 Things to be When You Grow Up I probably would have had an even tougher time making a career choice! From beekeeper to snake milker to pet food taster, there are so many more jobs to choose from than I could have ever imagined as a kid.

When I was a kid I wanted to be (in no particular order):

  • Carol Burnett
  • Forensic pathologist
  • singer
  • circus performer
  • actor
  • US President

Realistically, most of these jobs were unattainable for me, but it was certainly fun to daydream, right? That’s what so great about 100 things book: one woman, Shannon Walker, never imagined that as a young girl she could grow up to be an astronaut, but yep, that’ exactly what she became. It’s a dream come true for her and I’m sure many other people feel the same way about the jobs that they have. Especially the wacky and wild jobs noted in the book.  I mean, what IS a snake milker anyway?

I’m not telling.

You’ll hafta read the book for yourself.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Non Fiction

What Color is Your Parachute? 2015



Who knew What Color is Your Parachute is STILL Relevant? Although I haven’t worked through all the petals I discovered some very INTERESTING information about myself and how I work best.  I thought this book would be old hat but the techniques are current with what I’ve learned from other career books and websites.  I suspect if you can’t find a job after reading this book you are either in the wrong field or are unhireable.  Meanwhile, I’m going to go back and work through the petals and see if I can’t find my dream job: Ruler of the Free World.

Nice ring to it, huh?