Every day during October, I shall be publishing a special post for #Blogtober16. A different topic each day. And today’s topic is…
What career did you have planned as a child.
I wanted to be an archaeologist. Easy peasy! I loved watching Time Team, I spent most of my time outside exploring and I was always writing my next text-book on whichever time period tickled my fancy during that week. I never did finish a book though.
I always remember visiting museums with my grandparents and my dad buying me a metal detector one Christmas. When I was 16 I was visiting the Shetland Islands too see my sisters, I ended up joining the students from Bradford Uni on an excavation. A Viking longhouse on the island Unst had been discovered and it was our job to unearth it. It was a matter of luck really that I ended up on the job and it was very kind of them to let me join the team for a couple of weeks. It was freakin’ amazing and I took away so much from that experience. I do still have our field manual somewhere in the house. When I get a chance to dig it out (pun totally intended) I shall add the photos of it to this post. Good memories of that holiday. Muddy and funny filled memories. One thing I learnt about Archaeology students… they eat a lot of Hobnobs. On and off site.
Why did I never become an archaeologist if I was so passionate about it? Well, I concentrated on my one true love of performing arts. I started doing extra work on a few films, and taking every stage role I was offered. And what stopped that then? Kids.
Who knows, one day I might get back on stage… or down in a trench.
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