What I wanted to be when I grew up! – by Daily Post

Futures Past

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?


I had visions of dropping beneath the ocean waters and studying the ocean. I was interested in shipwrecks and in sea life. What better way to spend your days. Out on ships and on projects needing trips underwater. I wanted to be an oceanographer.

I was quite a bit older when I realized there was a problem with my thinking. I am afraid to put my head underwater. I am afraid to snorkel although I did finally snorkel in the Bahamas in that beautiful clear water. I was afraid of what was in the water because I felt like I was in a large fish tank and last, but not least there was no way I could put that SCUBA diving equipment on and drop into the deep ocean.

Alas I had to give up my dream of being an oceanographer. I still miss that dream, but my mind would not allow it. 


3 thoughts on “What I wanted to be when I grew up! – by Daily Post

  1. Sherrie de Valeria

    I was just like you. When I was a kid, I used to dreamed to be underwater and diving and out with the siblings in the river in our village. One day, we came to bumped with an alligator in the water and we stumbled so close by as we dive. That was a shock.

    After that, I had problem for over 10 years not wanting even to go to the swimming pool. The experience scars my confidence for way too long and so I decided one day to put a stop on this silly fear.

    So, I went and register myself at the diving school. Now, I’ve been diving for nearly six years and still there is a bit of fear left, but I managed to take control over it.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Wow, what a story. While snorkeling (which took an hour or more to get the mask on only) I felt like I was in a giant fishbowl and was terrified of the huge fish I could see around me in the clear water. I wouldn’t even put my hand in the fish tank at home to clean it LOL! Congratulations on the diving. My ex-husband took it up and was quite upset I wouldn’t join him.

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