What Do I Want To Be?

Bloganuary prompt: What was your dream job as a child?

I don’t remember what I wanted to be when I was a child. I don’t think people focused on that very much when I grew up. German society still very much expected the sons to be what their fathers and grandfathers were.
Of course, my own dad was different :-). Contrary to most Germans at the time, who stayed with the job they chose after school until they retired, my dad was on his third career.

I almost accidentally started to apprentice as a Pipe-Organ builder in 1982 and stayed in that trade for more than eighteen years. What is interesting to me looking back is that I often thought of changing paths.

I distinctly remember that I researched in my early twenties how to upgrade my schooling and then studying to work in adult education. I think this was probably too much of a stretch at the time and I decided not to pursue this path.

Looking back at my varied work life I have mostly sought out the positions that involved teaching or building processes. From teaching apprentices to coaching business owners in digital media use, to now working in a college.

I don’t know what my dream job was when I was a kid, but now that I am 58, my dream job is teaching young women about working in the trades.

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