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What I wanted to be when I grew up

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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What I wanted to be when I grew up

These are the examples which stuck with me the most. Ultimately I just would like to be a good person, whatever that means. Being a dad, whilst earning my money from writing about things I like would be pretty cool. If I could then make enough to buy a house for everyone in the family and go into space that would be bliss. These articles are based on prompts from the Edison and wordsmith deck to make my writing a little more personal.
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In terms of jobs, the one which stood out to me the most was becoming a journalist. I always loved writing and figuring things out. I went to do an internship at local newspaper Grafschafter Nachrichten which I still fondly remember. We even got to print our own little newspaper which summarized our internship. It was fascinating and fun to work together with the team. Somewhere along the way, I was convinced that there is no money in writing. It was either something my mother said or I read it in some kind of book. I told myself that I could first go into business to make money and then take the experience I gained and become a writer later. I wish I had been braver. Although this blog is also a form of writing I guess.


I always wanted to be rich. As a child that was mainly to give back to my mother. She worked so hard and I saw very little of her. At least that is what I felt like and what I remember. I wanted to be able to take her on a cruise around the world. I would have also loved if she had been able to stop working so that we could spend more time together. All of that was not meant to be as she died early of cancer. Now I hope I can pass some wealth to my children and grandchildren so they have more time to spend with their loved ones. 


I had a phase where I was obsessed with space and it even shows nowadays. I just seem to like the space games the best like Mass Effect, Warframe or X wing Commander. There was a time where I would have loved to become an astronaut. In the times of Elon Musk and Richard Branson competing to commercialize space, I might even become one in my lifetime. 


I always wanted to be a dad. That was probably one of the most important things to me and still is. My father passed away when I was 6. Somehow I made the decision in my little brain to be a better dad like him and my mother broke up and shortly after he died. It was all a big mess and I think I can and have done better than that. 

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