This is a question that is asked of us many times throughout our lives. When you’re young, it’s about what college to go to, your career, making a living, and whether or not you want to be married and have kids. When you’re much older and have worked for many years, have your family, your friends, and looking at retirement, have you then figured out what you want to be when you grow up?
As far as my career, I have been all over the place. I’ve had experience in event planning, sales, contracts, office management, and travel. In the last 15 years, I have been in the wine industry and last year decided to launch this blog site. I’m married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful adult daughters. I have a full life, but still, I yearn to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I think that I’m just starting to figure it out.
Yes, I have my family life, my years of working, and all that is part of me but what about the rest of me? What about my self-discovery? Can I balance my self-discovery and the rest of my life? What about the guilt I feel putting myself first? I’ve always cared for someone else and put myself second.
What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be someone who continues to change, grow and be an example for my daughters and maybe others. I want to experience new things and explore new opportunities for growth. Creating and launching this blog site has definitely been an opportunity for growth. Maybe that’s what it’s all about. It’s about continually working on yourself and blossoming into the person you want to be…always turning a new page/new chapter in your life.
“What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.” — Michelle Obama
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