Mommy…Guess what I wanna be when I grow up?

So, in my first post, I said I would talk about Harry Potter a lot. However, in this post, I am talking about Harry Potter in a way you wouldn’t expect. I am an enormous fan, but I’ll save my obsessive ranting for another post.

When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, it can range from an astronaut to a fairy princess. They change their minds continuously because, well, they are children, and they are full of imagination. Whatever is awesome or cool for them that day, is what they want to be. I, on the other hand, wasn’t that kind of kid. I wasn’t normal like that. I didn’t change my mind often. In fact, I never changed my mind about what I wanted to be when I grew up at all.

When I was seven years old, I was introduced to Harry Potter. My mom had bought me the book so I could read it before the movie came out. That was her rule–if a movie you want to see is adapted from a book, you need to read it first before seeing Β the movie. I immediately fell in love with the books. J.K Rowling’s writing is what inspired me to choose my career at such a young age, and continue with it. I, Isabel, want to be an author. I have been writing stories since elementary school, although the ones I’ve written recently are a whole lot better.

I am working on a new story right now, and maybe, at some point, will begin posting chapters. That might not happen for a while, though.

Writing is my passion, and I plan on doing it for the rest of my life. I just declared a double major in English and Elementary Education, so my plans as of now is to become a teacher, and write on the side. That gives me a more secure financial foundation, while still doing something I enjoy.

Is there anything that inspired you to choose what you want to do when you grow up (or what you are doing now)? You can answer down below in the comments. Adieu!

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  1. Harry Potter inspired me to be what I wanted to be as well. I wanted to fight for the rights of people who didn’t have any, and were content with that – in the same vein as Hermione wanting to fight for the House-elves’ rights. πŸ™‚

    • That is so cool! I love how JK Rowling had the aspect of advocation for a lesser-peoples rights. That plot line was one of my favorites! I wish they could’ve included that in the movies. Are you advocating for any groups of people now? I am a supporter of same-sex marriage and women’s rights, but it isn’t what I do as a job. It is still important to be educated on people’s rights and spread the word!

      • I am hoping to make a career out of advocating for women’s and children’s rights. πŸ™‚ I also loved that theme in the books. I didn’t like the movies for a lot of reasons, but that wasn’t one of them until you mentioned it πŸ˜› I felt like the books were able to transport me to a magical world, and sadly, the movies failed to do so.

      • I would have to disagree. The movies brought the magical world to life. And although the movies aren’t strictly adapted from the books, they capture the essence nonetheless. I criticize the movies for what they didn’t put in them, but I still love them because they brought the characters and world I loved to life. I don’t know how by seeing Hogwarts, the trio, and magic on screen didn’t transport you to the wizarding world, but whatever. You’re entitled to your opinion; I’ll just have to respectively disagree with it.

      • πŸ™‚ I understand completely. And I’ll admit, some scenes in the movies were really good, like seeing Hogwarts, for instance. But, I just didn’t get the same feeling watching the movies as I did reading the books. Plus, I didn’t think some of the cast were well-suited to the characters. Anyway, you’re right, we can just agree to disagree πŸ™‚

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