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

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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