Monday, November 10, 2008

When I Grow Up

Is it just me or are you having a hard time deciding what you want to be when you grow up. I mean, I already have one career, am going to school to pursue another, and yet I still don't feel like I REALLY want to do any of it.
When you're little anything seems possible. Wanna be an Astronaut? Ballerina? Doctor? The sky's the limit, as is your potential. Then as you get older reality sets in. Not smart enough for an astronaut. Not coordinated enough for a ballerina. Doctor....do I really want to be on call all the time? School costs so much money and takes so much time. You should really love what you're doing when you are done. Theoretically. But really, how many of you LOVE what you're doing? Not me. I don't absolutely Hate it (anymore) but I wouldn't say it's my passion or that it's something I see myself doing for the rest of my life. By thirty shouldn't I have this all figured out? I don't know. I think I just get bored doing the same thing for too long. When did I become so indecisive?
Ultimately, I have NO idea what I want to be. I'd say that's true for every aspect of my life. I don't know what I want....but I'm open to suggestions!

5 comments:

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I'm 35 and still don't know. I think I'm getting closer to knowing but now that I'm a SAHM going back to school isn't in the finances. You'll get there.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Sometimes what i want to "be" is what I'm watching on TV! Like "You've Got Mail"...I want to own that book shop. Etc. lately I want to be a waitress. I don't know why.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Oh, and I might want to be a Vampire or work in a day care center or be a Ghostbuster.

keepbreathing said...

I have no idea what I want to do. I always wanted to be a pilot, and I'd drop everything to be a pilot if I could, but the job market is crap.

I guess I'll stick with this for now...but it's not what I always wanted to do.

The Coconut Diaries said...

You're not alone, love. I believe career happiness lies in being a professional reality TV show watcher or professional ice cream taster. If you see one of these on Monster.com; let me know