Who else might I have been?
Would my life have been any different if I'd stayed in the education system and gone to Uni? I often wonder about this now, as my parents encouraged us to work really hard up until our O'Levels (age 16) but after that, didn't seem to mind what we did. I presume they wanted us to have a good stable educational base to move forward from.
I joined British Airways at the age of 19 and spent 10 years there. Allowing me to travel, to work abroad and to be immersed in cultures diverse from my own. I mainly worked in Eastern Europe, South America, US & Canada and a small part of Australia. But, I was lucky enough to travel throughout a lot of other countries too.
I have had an interest in further education since my mid 20's and have taken courses as diverse as History, German, Reflexology, Solo Singing and Photography.
Last year I qualified as a reflexologist, which I love. I know some of my relations and friends think it an odd choice. If I had my time again I would love to do chiropractic - spinal hygiene and/or a complementary therapy degree.
How different my life would have been!
Physically, I would like to have these attributes....
I'd like to be taller (would love to add at least 2 inches to my legs)
I'd like to have a more curvaceous figure
I'd like to have less wiry thick red (going to grey) hair
Mentally, I would like to be...
Less angry - seem to be well over that now to be fair
More focussed - can multi task, but sometimes take on too much
Less prone to exaggeration - although does make for good stories
More positive - seem to have inherited mums way of rubbishing things that were actually good
Wow, who else might I have been? Well, actually it doesn't matter because I'm happy where I am and I adore my beautiful son.