Childhood Aspirations

So when we think back to what we wanted to be when we grew up, the answers have always been some bizarre yet noble role in the world.

I tend to ask people that I meet what they wanted to be when they were a child as the answer tells me a lot about their character.

My sister for example wanted to be a teacher. This automatically paints the picture that she is somebody who feels fulfilled when helping people.

My partner wanted to be a police officer. To me, that’s some type of thrill-seeking and disciplined aspiration. He is the type of man that requires order in his life. 

What about me, you ask? Was writing one of my childhood dreams? The short answer is yes.. and no. I wanted to make birthday cards.

I know what you’re thinking, “You have had to have been the most boring kid in the world!” As much as I would like to deny, I have to admit, I kind of was.

But the dream wasn’t about printing or drawing; it was the proud moment of when I would hand over my hand-made card to my mother with a sense of pride and fullness.

Her eyes would tear as she read the sappy words that I had written.

They are sweet memories.

After the launch of A Broken Promise, I found that I had ticked off a huge goal in my life.

I have then begun writing out bucket lists and goal plans for different aspects of my life. While I was brainstorming ideas, I decided to write a list of the things that I wanted to do in my early years.

Consequently, I have created some greeting card designs filled with sappy poetic messages that I would like to share with you. I am still working towards the designs and poems but I will keep you updated when they are ready to go live. You will be able to purchase them on the Bookshelf link.

So now here I am making little me proud. I really hope she finds pride in my designs.

And I hope that you will feel the pride that little me used to feel when you gift your sappy card to your loved ones!


What did you want to be when you grew up?


  • Oh yes I love the idea of the cards!
    When I was a young kid, I only cared about dreaming. Then one day the teacher asked what our dream job was and I had to find something in 2 seconds – I sait hairdresser. In fact I wanted to help / save people.

    Marie Kléber
  • I just wanted to be loved, nothing more, nothing less


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