What I wanted to be when I grew up – by the 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. 


About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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1 Response to What I wanted to be when I grew up – by the Daily Post

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