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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Working Mom Wednesday

Linking to Work, Wife,Mom...Life! for Working Mommy Wednesday. For this week the discussion is: when you were little, what did you always want to be when you grew up?

A pilot! My dad worked at a Cessna airplane company painting planes and doing odd and end maintenance work. Before the age of 5 I was taken up in one of the small planes and remember seeing all the cars and trucks as small as match box cars. I was hooked.

I've never pursued my interest in flying because lessons are tremendously expensive but at least been able to enjoy a ton of travel in my career. I've been to Asia almost 10 times and a few other places in the last 10 years:
- China: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen
- South Korea: Seoul
- Vietnam: Hai Phong City
- United Kingdom: London, Blackpool
- Canada: Ontario
- United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence, RI

Maybe some day I'll take flying lessons but until then I'll keep enjoying the travel!


crazywildberry said...

That's awesome! I just learned a new fact about you. You might have mentioned this over the years, but I am glad to relearn something new about you.

Mine is professional singer. Like sing on a stage, new town each night. Making CD's, going to the studio and practicing all the time. I would love that. Not the best choice since I wanted a large family, but my wants are what they are. Ha!

R. Molder said...

It's not something I even though much about in high school, if at all! But it's literally the only thing I remember dreaming about doing when I was a kid!

Betsy said...

I would love to travel that much! I've also long harbored a desire to learn to fly my own plane. I should really act on that someday...

Susan DiMickele said...

Great to meet you. Visiting from WMW. Love your blog and your heart. I'll be back!

Julia Ladewski said...

cool!! and your travel sounds amazing. i can't blieve you were just like... A PILOT!! i wanted to be a beach volleyball player or an ice skater... high ambitions.

Louise said...

Oooh - my husband would be so jealous of your childhood - his dad use to take him up in Cessna's (I think that's what they were) once a year or so - their small town had some sort of event where they gave kids rides? Anyway, he's still a plane freak to this day!

And yay! to your other post! Good luck with labour!