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// For the next 50 days I am doing Fat Mum Slim’s 50 things to blog about challenge – in no particular order

Today’s post is #38 what you want to be when you grow up (there’s still time)

Oh I still don’t know what I want to be ‘when I grow up’.

There are two avenues I think I would like to pursue but both are difficult to just go and ‘do’. I am in a great position with my current job, I do enjoy it and the pay and conditions are really really good making it difficult to justify pursuing something else.inspry

So its not like I hate my job and am desperately seeking a career change but if I could do anything I would like to do some kind of allied health job like a physiotherapy or maybe osteopathy or myotherapy. I had no interest in anything like that when I was in high school but its something I’m really interested in now and something I think I would be good at too!

So whats stopping me? Well like I said, its hard to step away from my job but also, both those things means time back at uni, and quite a lot of time too.  I’m not even sure if its something you can do as a mature aged student.

Of course there are other occupations similar to a physio or osteo I could look at such as a massage therapist or maybe something like a personal trainer although that doesn’t interest me quite as much.

I feel like I might have missed the boat on that one – but then sometimes I think – you only have one life and you should do something you love, take chances etc….aaaargh. I’ve been reading too many inspirational quotes on instagram!

The other thing I often contemplate is even riskier. I would like to work in a café and make coffee, that’s part A! Yes I would like to be a barista. So I think maybe I should do a barista course. Part B is opening my own café. It’s a funny thing to want to do but I think about it a lot! I would follow my all important ‘how to judge if a café has good coffee rules’ too.

So there you go. Two crazy ideas on what  I might like to be when I ‘grow up’.

What about you?


– Jen