My sister knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a vet.
She has worked at the same animal hospital for over ten years.
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a gardener, in the symphony, a physical therapist, a dance therapist, an artist, a ballerina, a writer, a Porche driver, a professional soccer player, a speed skater and beauty queen.
Here I am at 25, a stay at home mom with an idle degree in graphic design. (While the SAHM title is honorable, it’s not exactly rocket science, OOH! Astronaut! I could be an astronaut!)
Whoo! For dreams! goals! and ambitions!
I want to go back to school, scratch that, I will go back to school. And when I go back I’ll become a web designer, a pastry chef, a photographer, an ASL interpreter, and I’ll also get my nursing degree and a degree in social work all while going to medical school on the side. Maybe I’ll even hit law school when all that gets boring. Oh, and there’s all these other people who tell me I should be a writer. Both novels and children’s books.
I have this little voice in the back of my head that says “By the time you finish any of those you’ll be so OLD. Besides, you’re a big fat quitter, so quit while you’re ahead.”
SHUT UP VOICE I SAY!
But it’s true, I want to be good at so many things but want to be good at them immediately. The only thing I feel like I’ve ever been good at immediately was baking. Now if everything else in my life could come that easy I sure would appreciate it.
Even little things like Dance Dance Revolution. Do you have any IDEA how frustrating it is to practice a song for over an hour only to have your HUSBAND BEAT YOUR HIGH SCORE ON HIS FIRST TRY?
C’mon universe, GIVE ME SOMETHING!
I so want to be something, to do something with my life. To have mad wicked skills at all sorts of stuff. Musically, athletically, academically, craftily. I’ll keep on trying, and in the mean time…
Will someone else tell please decide what I should be when I grow up?
How did you decide what you wanted to be when you grew up?
And when will I get really good at Guitar Hero?