Isn't it funny how much your dreams and goals can
change as you grow up?
Aside from the serious and deep goals and aspirations I have
for my life, I was thinking today about how much my thoughts
on the future have changed throughout the years and my
childhood- simply my hopes and thoughts on
'what I want to be when I grow up'.
So for a fun and personal post, I thought I would just share those
changes as they have happened in my life.
And there have been a lot.
The first thing I ever remember wanting to be, when
I was about 6 or 7, was a cashier.
At the time it seemed to me like a good, life-long
occupation... but to be honest, the thing that excited me the most was
that cashiers (at least the ones I'd seen) all got to wear pretty acrylic
nails, chew lots of gum and wear a cool
nametag. That seemed like the neatest thing to me
When I was around 9 I wanted to be a librarian.
It was for a similar reason to wanting to be a cashier... because
I'd get to do something that looked fun, in this case
getting to stamp the dates in books and scan them.
I also loved books, which hasn't changed.
By my 11th birthday, I had thoughts of being a teacher.
I always admired my kindergarten teacher and it looked
like a nice job to get to be around kids all day and get to teach
and influence lives of children.
When I was 13 or so, one of the aspirations came to me that
stayed with me for the longest I
believe- the hope of being a wedding planner.
This was something I began to suddenly
show interest in, mostly because I read books and saw films with
beautiful weddings. I love being creative and decorating and it
seemed like something that was right up my alley. I hung on to this plan
for my occupation in life until about three years
ago, when other things started to influence my thoughts and made
me think deeper about the future... but it is still something that interests
When I was 17 I started to look into being a nurse.
It was something that interested me, and to tell you the truth
it still does... but the idea of seeing blood and other things
and sticking people got to me and I don't think I could get through
what I'd have to see in the schooling let alone the job.
And now... well, now that it truly matters, I don't have anything
that I know in my heart I truly want to be. I have thought again of being
a teacher, because as I've read (and watched) 'Little House on
the Prairie' Laura Ingalls inspires me and she was a teacher.
I have to think more on it.
...and one that I think they call a 'pipe dream' is I would love
to live in a small town and open and run a Southern diner or cafe.
I think that would be so much fun!
What did you want to be when
you grew up?