• Question: Do you ever wish you became something else? If so, what would u want to be?

    Asked by Tia on 23 Mar 2022.
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      Samantha Garside answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      Would love to have been a professional athlete but I had an injury which prevented me going any further. I guess the other career I thought about was teaching

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      Anita Raja answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      An actress :p would be in Hollywood right now .

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      I’m not a clinician but I’ve often wondered what it would have been like if I’d become a nurse

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      Rabia Khan answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      A professional baker!

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      Heather S answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      ha, no. and the reason why is this is the second career I have had. when I left school I worked in a pub, worked for River Island. I then went to University when my son was little. I became a university lecturer, and then I have left that job to train as a paramedic. So what I would say is there are lots of different things you can do with your working life, and you don’t have to stay at one thing that you might pick when you are 16 or 18. Go with what you enjoy and are passionate about, and if that stops, change direction…….

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      Adrian Taylor answered on 25 Mar 2022:


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      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 28 Mar 2022:

      When I was in university I wanted to be a psychologist, but at the time that took a lot of unpaid internships and because my family lived rurally I couldn’t live with them and work for free, so I gave up on that. I sometimes wonder if I would have been good at being a psychologist and helping people more directly than my management role. And I did the NHS graduate management scheme – many of my friends from that took a more traditional route into hospital management and are doing very well, and sometimes I am jealous of the status and impact they can have. I don’t have the big job title and seniority they have, but I do have a great lifestyle, and I see more of my family and friends than I could have working the hours that were expected in that setting. Ultimately, I think things have worked out very well for me!