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What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Grow up

Do you remember as a child ‘playing’ what you would be when you grow-up?

I was going to be a nurse or an infant school teacher. In my teens I realised that I was not good with blood (especially other peoples) so nursing was not an option. And after several weeks of work experience placement as a teacher I realised that my love for a class room full of other peoples children under the age of seven had left me.

I eventually found my career in Human Resources (HR) working for medium to large corporate firms. I loved my job. I found it rewarding and varied. I was good at it. I went back to uni and completed my degree part-time while I worked full time in HR. I exceeded my own expectations in this field, all was good.

Then one day, as I stopped and looked at my life, I found myself getting itchy feet. I was ready for a new challenge. I could feel myself being pulled in a new direction. I had completed my qualification as a yoga practitioner – it opened my mind to other things. My approach to life, stress and career was shifting. I found I was again asking myself the question “what do I want to do when I grow up?”

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