Throwback Thursday #27 – Career Dreams

Welcome back to Throwback Thursday. Lauren took us back to family vacations last week. This week we are here to talk about those childhood dreams that may or may not have come to fruition. Maggie chose the subject this week.

Do you remember what you first wanted ‘to be’ when you grew up?

Yes I do I wanted to be dancer …but not for long. I soon realized what I wanted to be was a space traveller or a fashion designer.

Any idea what inspired that dream?

My first love was music and lyrics there was always plenty of each around at home. Lots of different genres because I had lots of brothers and sisters…cousins …friends excetera. Then I fell in love with space. That probably came from my brother’s books and comics and the radio programs they listened to.

My more attainable goal as a child was to get in to fashion. I loved clothes and spent hours designing clothes or pretending to be a catwalk model. I actually became a windowdresser….my love of fashion won out .

What ‘job’ did you most emulate in play?

Being a dancer and a space fighter pilot and of course being a fashion designer or model. I loved the paper dolls that came with girls comics, they always came with several outfits….and I would often make my own designs.

I often dressed up in one of mum’s old curtains, making myself a Sari, then using one of mum’s straw baskets I would pretend to be an Indian tea picker, taking the leaves off of dad’s privet hedge. …I had seen a picture of Indian ladies doing this job on a tea tin .

Did you have any idea what salary or pay you thought you would have?

Well as long as I had food and drink on my space travels and a uniform of sorts I don’t think I gave money much thought. As a dancer I didn’t really think about it. As for a designer I assumed I would be rolling it in …🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Were there careers you knew you did NOT want to do?

I never wanted to be a Nun, Surgeon, Butcher, or Sewage Worker….I am a tad squimish.

Were you ever encouraged to follow in the footsteps of a family member?

I was very lucky my parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams. My sisters were very clever, one was a teacher, one a nurse and the third was a fashion designer. Yes she was a fashion designer who travelled and worked around the world, New York, Paris, Lyon, Rome, Milan, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong…ect. her life always looked glamorous to me as a child. A brother in the army and an other an electrician.

I think Mum and Dad would of been happy had I of followed any of my siblings.

Were you ever urged to join a family business?

No there was none to follow. Mum had her own hairdresser’s salon until she met my dad and he was a London Transport Bodymaker, which meant he made the seating upholstery for London Tubes and Buses

Were you ever discouraged from a particular field? If so, why?

No never .

Did you have a Career Fair at school?

Not that I remember, I do remember one of the Nuns telling me I’d never amount to much and probably shame my parents?

As an adult looking back, do you ever wish you had taken the direction of your childhood dreams?

Well yes I would of loved to have been a starship fighter pilot. I love all space and sifi, books, film or shows.


My mother always said “be careful what you wish for. You don’t always get what you want.”

But I wish was Starbuck a starship pilot……..

image from here

Beneath this hard exterior there’s no soft marshmallow goo, there beats a heart of stone.

There’s never been any support for me so what I’ve achieved I’ve done on my own.

My parent’s never cared for me much so I never make any deep ties.

The only true love in my life is my star ship and the skies!

There’s only one man who could ever touch my soul but fate always intervenes ,

When I get together with Will Adarma there’s usually ugly drunken scenes.

I think he only sees me as one of the lads, so I pretend I don’t give a frack.

But I want him, so ladies I’m first in line and you’re at the back.

We have to save the worlds from the evil Cylon attack

We had them beaten once , but they evolved and now they’re coming back.

They have morphed to chrome and blood all covered with skin.

They are clever now, they infiltrated Caprica with spies

They blew up our worlds so we took the fleet and flew into the skies.

In Space we regrouped and planned, and I got to work closely with my man.

I will lead what’s left of our pilots and beloved ships

I am the best star fighter pilot but the fracks won’t give me shoulder pips.

It’s true I like a drink, gambling and a good cigar.

I am damn good in bed I’ll give you a good time what ever rank you are!

I am the best pilot as I have said before

I shall find the Cylon’s mothership and give the frackers what for!

I’ll rip the skin off Number Six and I’ll show her no quarter.

She beat the living crap out of me and then denied me even water.

I’ll lead you all to safety find you all another world

For I am really an angel that keeps her wings tight furled!

I am that star you see at night when it is darkest before the dawn.

I am the one who will shoot straightest so none of you need be forlorn.

I am the mighty Starbuck , Kara Thrace is my real name .

But what ever you call me I shall save you all the fracking same!

Image from here

I wish I was a heroine who leads her people to a new life. Just to disappear and leave them on a green new planet  to start a new life. For them to discover that to be their guardian angel was the point of my life.

© willowdot21


Yup that should of been me! willow but I was born too soon.

Being a window dresser was good though.

To end up a song about growing up my my favourite Immi.

A Love Song from February 25th, 2022 and new prompt: A Very Random Challenge ~ Love Is In Da Blog 2022

Today Bee has asked us to pick a love song from today’s charts. Well this is a harsh , possibly a break up song, but a love song after all.

l have always loved the Gallagher brothers ever since our middle son played them loud and proud when he was younger….he still sends me their new tracks. He sent me this one the other week. I have posted a video with the lyrics as I think Liam, in this case, and Noel both write great Lyrics.

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