When I grow up…

I want to be…

An Astronaut.
Which is odd because I hate flying, but I would love to look out of a porthole and see Earth spinning below me. And I would love to travel the stars. I would settle for having a job peering through massive telescopes at far flung nebulae.

A Midwife.
I think it is a common thing among those of us who have given birth to imagine that this is a wonderfully rewarding job. I am sure it is also demanding, exhausting, exhilarating and heartbreaking in turn. Not to mention underpaid.

An MP.
Yes. I would like to be amongst the ranks of the loathsome ones. Mostly because I think a dose of the common person is much needed! People have such disdain for politicians these days that many don’t even vote anymore. How tragic- politics is how we can have our say and get things changed. I am not perfect, but I do understand real life, and that is a good start. Plus I would love to be able to insult people publicly as long as I start my sentence with ‘the right honourable gentlemen …..’

A Writer.
I am not sure I have a book in me, but I definitely have a weekly column….

A Charity Worker.
I want to do positive things with my life. I don’t care for leaving my mark, but it would be nice if I at least brought a few smiles along the way.

Looking back at that list, other than the astronaut, they are all possible! I am 40 next Summer, that still leaves probably 30 years of working life ahead of me. Am so entrenched in baby world currently that it can be hard to see that I am capable of any of those things, but you know what, I bloody well can do any of them if I want it enough!

What would you like to do? I would love to hear your ambitions- Train Driver? Trapeze Artist? Architect?

Love Miss Cisco XXX

P.S. yes, I still want to be Kim Deal. But I thought maybe I had mentioned that too often before….



  1. emma
    November 30, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Haha I don’t think I know what I want to do yet…strange thing is I know what I don’t want to be doing…surely that should make it easier?!

    • Sonya Cisco
      November 30, 2012 / 10:58 am

      It certainly narrows it down!! Lucky are those who have a vocation- for the rest of it our dreams evolve as we do!

  2. Looking for Blue Sky
    November 30, 2012 / 10:01 am

    Do all Mums toy with the idea of being a midwife? I know I did too… and when I was 8 I wanted to be prime minister, so lack of ambition there then! I did a blog post about this once too, about all the dreams I had and how, in a way I fulfilled them. I’m sure you will too x

    • Sonya Cisco
      November 30, 2012 / 11:00 am

      childbirth is such an experience it makes a big impression, and leaves us thinking what a wonderful thing to be involved in daily, am sure the reality is far harder than the ideal! And good for you, I am sure will make progress on at least some, and often it is the journey not the destination that’s important!

  3. November 30, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    A stay at home dad.

    I tell myself this every day, that way I feel like I’m living the dream!

    OK, so it was really a long distance lorry driver. It was a hairdresser briefly but once my sisters Barbies were all sporting the cropped look I felt I’d achieved all I could in the world of styling.

  4. Emily Foran
    December 2, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    I love being a stay-at-home Mum and have toyed with the idea of midwife too. Now I aim for writer and maybe a college lecturer – would have thought I’d have decided by now, pleased I’m not the only one xx

  5. Beesley Buzz
    December 2, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    I love the astronaut idea – but I think I’d get a bit claustrophobic in the space shuttle – but seeing the planets and stars – wow! Hubby got me a telescope last year for our anniversary and I loved looking at Jupiter and seeing the patterns and even the moons. Also our own moon is so beautiful. I’d love to be a children’s book writer but have never been brave enough to try- wouldn’t know where to start! My Kids love my stories and that is enough for me. x

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