Monday Listicles

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I had a wonderful day taking photos at a local dog shelter of adorable pups today so I am full of love and sappiness. Funny how today’s topic for Listicles, chosen by Wendy is 10 THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A CHILD YOU WOULD DO/BE. Well I thought I was going to be a jet pilot like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, only less cocky. Didn’t work out for me, but I did marry an officer in a flight suit! Later on I fell in love with photography and today I have my own studio. Not to be presumptuous since things seem to really work out for me, but I recall dreaming about being a first female President of United States and the only thing standing in the way is a tiny little amendment to our constitution. Remember to vote for me once we have those silly rules ironed out. Where is Terminator when a girl needs one?

Before we start sharing our hopes and dreams and compare them to our grown up reality I wanted to tell you what awesomeness is in store for us next week. Ducky twitted me this

and I said sure! I might even buy myself a cute purse to follow the prompt!

Let’s get to it. I got my husband to write the list while I was at work. Isn’t he the best?

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Cowboy: The earliest career desire that I can remember.

2. Truck Driver (a.k.a. trucker or lorry driver): My grandfather played a big role in this as he was drove a Mack truck and would always blew the air horn for us when he left on a trip. From a little boy’s perspective that was awesome!

3. Police Officer: I wanted to be one of the good guys and fight crime. I am sure TV influenced this to a great degree. Shows like Adam-12, S.W.A.T. and CHIPS were an influence.

4. Undercover Detective: Still wanting to be a good guy and fight crime but I thought it was much cooler to wear civilian clothes and drive unmarked car. Again I am sure it was those 70’s and 80’s shows like Hawaii Five-O and Starsky and Hutch that influenced me.

5. FBI agent: I guess you can see a trend here. Anyone that can come onto a crime scene and say “this is our jurisdiction, get out or we will take it from here” plus wears suits has got to be better than a Police Officer or undercover detective. Well from a kids point of view I guess.

6. ARMY man: Still on track with the good guy v. bad guy theme. This was around the time I found out that FBI agents needed a college degree. Let me put it this way, I was not a big fan of school.

7. Dairy Farmer: I spend many of my earlier years working on a dairy farm doing various jobs (feeding baby cow calves, bailing hay, and feeding the cows) based on my size, maturity, and skills. Over the years I got to do a lot great jobs but at that age I was not able to drive the tractors, hay trucks or hook the cows to the milking machines yet. So I still desired to do those jobs which I thought was the whole “Dairy Farmer ” career package.

8. Tool and Die maker: This was my fathers career and lifelong trade. When he opened his own business I worked for him during the summer.

9. U.S. Navy Officer: In high school I joined the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) and my mind was opened to a world of possibilities (travel and adventure).

10. U.S. Navy Enlisted: Remember I was not a big fan of school! Naval Officers need a college degree and could not bear the though of more school after high school. I also learned that my grandfather and Great Uncle Victor had served in WWII and my uncle was currently in the U.S. Navy. So that was it… I enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Years later after much hard work and diligence I was selected for commissioning as a U.S. Navy Officer. Ironically the commissioning program did not require a college degree. I have since knuckled under and finished my college degree.

See, dreams do come true!

34 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: new2two
    HA! Can you tell I was excited? I am on my way to bed and a huge day tomorrow so I wanted to get ‘er done. LoVE the list. I don’t even think my husband reads mine. I totally forgot about wanting to be a PI. hahahaha My sister and I had stupid files on all the neighborhood moms!!!
    Kerry B recently posted..Monday Listicles- What Did you Want to Be?

  2. Twitter: pammlofton
    I think I was too much of a rebel to be interested in being any sort of police officer. But my oldest brother did. His list would probably be much like your hubby’s. Including not loving school and joining the navy! So nice of the hubby to do this for you! Sorry it took me so long to comment today- I had too much to do at school (you know, the students do sort of demand my attention…LOL) and then the thing wouldn’t let me. But I persevered and VIOLA! πŸ™‚
    Pam recently posted..All Grown Up List

  3. Twitter: mommyslounge
    Wow. One track mind! Haha! Pls don’t shoot me! Really, this was interesting. It’s not everyday we get to see how a guy’s aspirations progresses in time. And for the record, after high school, I wanted to enlist in either the Army and become a Green Beret, or the Air Force and become an Air Force Pilot! πŸ˜€
    Janice recently posted..I Had A Dream…or two…or ten…

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