For this week’s Discover Challenge, the theme is ‘Transcript’. We are asked to take something ephemeral and non-digital and bring it to our blog for all to enjoy and reflect on.
I found this little handwritten note, written by my daughter, Jessica, when she was ten years old. It says…
‘Jessica was here on the 30th of October in 1992, at 10:28am, 30 seconds past. When she is grown up, she would like to be a physiotherypst, a magician (with a magic shop) or a pottery teacher. Signed, Jessica Lawrie.’
I love this little note so much, I keep the original in my address book.
I expect you’d like to know what she did when she grew up. After doing her A levels at college, she went to Portsmouth University to do a degree in graphical communications. Her first job was as a weekend assistant in the clothing store ‘Next’ where she worked for several years while at college. After university she moved to London and worked as a graphic designer for a firm of architects for a couple of years. She then re-trained as a secondary school teacher under the graduate scheme where you train as you teach. She got a job as an art teacher in a school in Portsmouth, eventually becoming the Head of Art. She teaches painting and drawing, graphic design and some technology classes.
So she never quite made it as a pottery teacher, but came pretty close! She still teaches in the same school, after getting married and having two little boys, my gorgeous grandsons.