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?


  • I think that this is totally normal, or at least I hope it is because I feel the exact same way most of the time. Its hard to be in your twenties and feel like you have no idea what your dream job is or if you’re in your dream job. Lately I’ve been feeling like as long as I’m happy doing what I am doing, I’m going to keep doing that πŸ™‚

    • I completely agree! It’s nice to know I am not alone! πŸ™‚

  • I just turned 30 and I’m still not for sure what my dream career will be. I’m starting to really like marketing since I do a lot of it with my blogs and made a good income from it. I guess I could use my blogs as part of my resume for future marketing jobs.

    • That’s awesome that blogging has helped you find a passion for something. Marketing seems like it could be a lot of fun! Good luck with everything! πŸ™‚

  • I get frustrated when people ask me what I want to do as well. I just spent 4 years earning a degree that I will probably never use, and that is something that I am super bent out of shape about. I was so concerned with earning a degree that I ended up spending thousands of dollars on a education in a field where I know I am going to be miserable. I am hoping that I can find something that gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I did something worthwhile, as well as give me the opportunity to help provide for my family. It is so hard to find a balance. Thank you for posting this. I am feeling your struggles as well.

    • I hear you Megan! It can all be so frustrating. I am going to school right now for something I don’t even want to do, but I’ve switched majors three times already! Now I just want to be done! I hope you find what you are looking for, I hope we both do! =]

  • I think that this feeling has become normal especially among the millennial generation when life is starting later and later for so many of us. Even though, I’m in the field of my career choice I’m still not near my dream job (college History professor) and I honestly don’t know if I will ever get to my dream job. I just know that I would be happiest as long as I am changing the lives of children who are less fortunate than I was.

  • I can relate to this post 100% I’m in my mid-twenties and still haven’t figured out what I want to do with my life. Great post! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! Just know you are not alone! πŸ™‚