When I Grow Up… #WEChildhoodDream

When I Grow Up... #WEChildhoodDream | Workwear Express

#WEChildhoodDreams Survey

Workwear Express recently conducted a nationwide survey to discover the most popular jobs chosen amongst children when asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ The survey found that lots of factors influence our childhood dreams, including the decade in which we are born and the region we live in. Men were found to be more motivated by money and the chance to wear a uniform, Londoners were more likely to want a career in showbiz, whereas Scots were the most caring and aspired towards roles which would help others.

So what did I want to be when I grew up?

My earliest memory on this is announcing at a family barbecue that I wanted to be an alcoholic. How was I supposed to know that ‘alchoholic’ didn’t mean ‘allowed to drink alcohol’?!

As I got a bit older I flirted with a few different career aspirations but I never really had a true calling. I thought about teaching but soon realised that this would involve working with kids, and being one myself I knew what a bunch of little horrors we could be!

Later on after reading all of the Harry Potter books I felt inspired to become the next J K Rowling. It turns out, however, that the fantasy of fame and fortune was much more appealing than the reality of sitting in front of a blank page and attempting to write a blockbuster. It helps if you have a plot… I did not!

When I Grow Up... #WEChildhoodDream | Workwear Express

Eventually I decided that I wanted to be a manager. I wasn’t sure what of, I just knew I wanted to be able to power dress! This was almost certainly influenced by the films and fashion around at the time. Clueless, Legally Blonde, Erin Brokovich and Sex and the City told me that I could wear fabulous dresses and heels, be a girly girl and still use my brain and have a career.

MY idea of a uniform was (and still is!) a killer pair of heels, a confidence boosting dress and a fabulous handbag crammed to the brim with everything I could possibly need on a day to day basis! Dressing up makes me feel empowered to achieve anything that I put my mind to.

When I’m blogging at home, however, an altogether different uniform is required. I don’t have an office or even a desk, just a portable laptop. Comfort is key and I often end up sat in bed blogging in my pyjamas which is okay until the doorbell rings unexpectedly!

When I Grow Up... #WEChildhoodDream | Workwear Express

To help me out the kind people at Workwear Express sent me my very own personalised Blogger Uniform*, a soft and snuggly hoody to keep me cosy as I type!

When I Grow Up... #WEChildhoodDream | Workwear Express

The back says: “But blogging will do.” This wasn’t my choice of words but I took it as being tongue in cheek! Ultimately I don’t think of blogging as a compromise or a second choice and consider myself extremely lucky that I get to share my blog with all of you and for the amazing opportunities that blogging has brought me.

…I guess you could say that I get to have my cake and eat it too! (Or in this case, a bacon sarnie!).

What did YOU want to be when you grew up? Did you change your mind as you got older?

This is not a  sponsored post and all opinons are my own, however the lovely folks at Workwear Express did gift me my Blogger Uniform and these fun bits to help me carry on blogging! Please see my disclaimer if you would like further information.

When I Grow Up... #WEChildhoodDream | Workwear Express

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