Since I was as kid, my answer to “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has changed so many times. Lets see, I’ve said, “Doctor, Teacher, Graphic Designer, Author, Wedding Planner, Day Care owner, Hair Stylist, Visual Merchandiser, or own my own business .” It is a pretty random list of career choices. Clearly, I have had different interests over the years, and I have to admit, that hasn’t changed.
If someone were to ask me today, “Desiree, what do you want to do for a living?” I might actually be tempted to slap them. Ok, yes, I am in my twenties, but not everyone has these things figured out in their twenties! So stop asking me! I’m kidding, it doesn’t upset me that much, it can just be a little disheartening.
I used to be pretty hard on myself. Asking questions like, “What is wrong with me?”, “Why don’t I have any passion or ambition?”, and “What am I MEANT to do in life?” These questions would eat me up inside, and really affect my outlook on life.
However, recently, I have decided that I am meant to enjoy my life. And not sit around being sad that I don’t have it all figured out.
So I am still not completely sure of what I want to do. I just hope I am doing something that I love. I have a list of things that I want to learn more about, and I have a lot of interests that could turn into careers. Therefore, I am just going to keep doing things that I love, and learning more about them, and hopefully that will take me somewhere. (And hopefully out of the field I am currently in! )
I would love to do something creative, flexible, something that will make it possible for me to be a stay at home mom one day, and I hope it is something that puts a smile on my face everyday, instead of the large grimace I carry on my face currently.
I look up to those people that enjoy their work, and do something that they truly enjoy. That’s what I want. I don’t think I am being unreasonable. Right? =]
Are you doing what you always dreamed you would do? If not, what is your dream job?